Two teenagers accused of setting fire to the Cape Town train station on November 28 will spend the festive season in a youth prison.
The two teenagers, aged 14 and 15, respectively, appeared in Cape Town on Wednesday after 18 train wagons failed in the blaze.
According to a statement issued by police, someone recognized one of the suspects on circuit television footage distributed on social media and notified police.
An earlier reward of R100 000 was issued for information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.
The 14-year-old suspect was arrested in Elsies River and the 15-year-old in Delft.
“Both suspects are awaiting their next court appearance on January 9,” the statement reads.
The fire caused major disruption to commuters. The damage amounts to more than R60 million.