City of CT offers R25k reward for information on arsonists

Mayor Patricia de Lille applauded the work of Cape Town firefighters who have attended to more than 3,100 fires over the last two months.

Firefighters extinguish a fire in Helderberg on 4 January 2015. Picture: @CPFPA1

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is offering a R25,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of people suspected of deliberately starting fires.

This was revealed by Mayor Patricia de Lille at a council on Thursday.

She applauded the work of Cape Town firefighters who have attended to more than 3,100 fires over the last two months.

De Lille says she's interested to establish the cause of the fires.

"I would like to extend a reward of R25,000 for information which leads to the apprehension of any person initiating or aiding the spread of fires that have affected our city."

De Lille also lauded the bravery of the firemen and women.

"I’m very grateful for our firefighters who’ve continued to work tirelessly to keep us safe from the destruction of fire. Every day they leave their loved ones behind and risk their lives to keep us safe."

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)