Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said the suspect allegedly threw a flammable substance into the reception area of the building before trying to flee the scene.
“As the suspects was fleeing from the scene, he was confronted by the security guards and later handed to the police,” said Dlamini.
The suspect who was apprehended by security guards and later handed over to police has not revealed his motive for the alleged attack. Police say this will be revealed in court.
The Department of Health’s spokesperson Joe Maila said it looked like a petrol bomb that was thrown at the entrance and a fire was started, but contained to the reception area.
No one was injured during the alleged arson attack area and the fire was put out before emergency services arrived, according to police the ceiling and doors were damaged by the flammable substance.
The suspect will be charged with arson.