The man was rushed to the hospital immediately the incident happened.

Greg Muller from Down South Towing stated that the bomb went off under the seat, and it was also understood that a hole was exploded through through the floor of the SUV.

Western Cape Police Spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk also confirmed the incident, says crime scene experts, K9 unit and SARs Bomb Squad search the area where the incident happened for clues.

“It is alleged that the victim left his house from Stonehurst Estate and while driving towards Ou Kaapse weg on Steenberg Road the vehile exploded. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.”

“At this stage this office cannot confirm what caused the explosion,” He said.

Capetown Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse also disclosed that fire brigaders came to the scene but there was no fire to extinguish.

The Steenberg road was closed in both directions, between Ou Kaapse Weg and Westlake Road. Cae Town Traffic ervice spokesperson, Richard Coleman said.

The police says anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer Detective Captain Alexander on 082 469 2578 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.