Police crime scene experts are busy on the scene at the Bellville police station where a fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Damage to two administrative offices is being assessed at the police station after smoke was seen coming from a building at the back of the premises, said Captain FC van Wyk.
“The building is utilised by administrative personnel who were not inside at the time of the incident. No one was injured.”
The police did not indicate if any crime scene files were damaged, instead saying only: “Detectives are busy probing the circumstances. We need to give space for the investigation to take place.”
In a separate police report, several police officers who took part in a march on Monday morning, have been arrested. At this stage, the charges are unclear.
Earlier in the day, a group of about 250 police men and women marched from King Dinuzulu Park in Berea to the City Hall to hand over a list of grievances to SAPS management in KwaZulu-Natal.
However, when the group arrived at the Durban City Hall they were made to wait for an official to arrive. After a wait of about 45 minutes, the officers then decided to walk to the SAPS KZN headquarters in Bram Fischer Road.
After KZN SAPS management refused to meet with aggrieved members at City Hall, they marched to the province’s headquarters
At the SAPS headquarters, they were told that they would be addressed by SAPS KZN commissioner, Lieutenant Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi.
According to Lee Mchunu of the South African Police Allied Workers Union, they were arrested outside the building where they were waiting for Mkhwanazi.
He said they were taken to Mkhwanazi’s office without being told what they were being charged for.
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