A man is in a serious condition after an explosive device, allegedly planted under the seat of his Range Rover, detonated in Westlake, Cape Town, on Friday.

Greg Muller from Down South Towing, who was on the scene, said that the driver was believed to be an international businessman and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

“The bomb went off under the seat,” he said.

It is understood that a hole was blasted through the floor of the SUV.

Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, confirmed the explosion, which happened around 12:30.

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.

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