According to a police source, two constables working at Bellville Police Station threw petrol bombs at the administration offices during the early hours.
“It was two constables who are striking over this whole promotions saga,” says the source.
“They apparently threw the petrol bombs that started the fire and later in the day they were arrested by their own colleagues. The officers are keeping very quiet about it.”
City Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says firefighters received the call for help at 1.45am.
“Two fire engines and a rescue vehicle were dispatched. Upon arrival, the officer in charge of the first fire engine determined that the other responding vehicles were not required.
“There was minor damage to two administrative offices and no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.”
Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, says police crime scene experts were on the scene.
“Damage to two administrative offices is being assessed at the police station after members saw smoke coming from a building at the back of the premises.
“The building is utilised by administrative personnel who were not inside at the time of the incident. No one was injured.
“We urge the media to refrain from speculating on the motive at this sensitive stage of the investigation. Detectives are busy probing the circumstances. We need to give space for the investigation to take place.”
He could not confirm if any arrests were made.