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.