Car bomb victim recovering in ICU after blast

SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - 30 August 2019 - Preliminary report: According to reports SAPS members responded to a vehicle that had exploded around 12:30 today (Friday, 2019-08-30). It is alleged that the victim left his house from Stonehurst Estate and while driving towards Ou Kaapse weg on Steenberg Road the vehicle exploded. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Crime scene Experts, SAPS Bomb Squad and K9 unit is currently on the scene combing the area for clues and to investigate the explosion. At this stage this office cannot confirm what caused the explosion - Pics and Video Tracey Adams/African News

The UK businessman who was the victim of a car bombing in Westlake two weeks ago is still in a hospital intensive care unit.

The man was leaving his home at the Stonehurst Mountain Estate and driving towards Ou Kaapse Weg at about 12:30pm on Friday August 30, when the bomb exploded under his black Range Rover.
Western Cape Hawks spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, said the 48-year-old man’s condition was still listed at critical.
A cellphone attached to an explosive device was found underneath the driver’s seat, Captain Nkwalase said.
The Hawks are investigating a case of attempted murder.
National Hawks spokesman, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, said in a statement that the Hawks Organised Crime investigation team was investigating who placed the cellphone-controlled bomb in the vehicle and how they did it.
The outside of the car wasn’t damaged, but the blast tore through the driver’s seat and the floor of the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the crime can contact Detective Captain Tony van Beulen at 071 481 3259.