WATCH | We never expected anything like this to happen: July car bomb pair

Six explosive devices have been planted at various locations around Durban in the past few days, targeting popular shopping malls and social events. Here is what we know so far about these devices. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive

A night of horse racing and revelry turned to horror for Thebe Mochochoko after he and a friend became the latest targets in a string of Durban “bombings” on Saturday night.

“It was a very scary situation and we never expected anything like this to happen. Why would they want to put a bomb under our car?” the Bloemfontein man said to Times Select on Monday afternoon.

An improvised explosive device had been surreptitiously placed on the undercarriage of their car‚ which had been parked on the fringes of the Durban July‚ Africa’s richest horse-racing event and a massive day on the country’s social calendar.

“I have no idea why they would choose us or our car … this is what we are left asking ourselves now‚” Mochochoko added.

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A 'bomb' that was placed under one of two vehicles near the Greyville Racecourse in Durban on Saturday
A 'bomb' that was placed under one of two vehicles near the Greyville Racecourse in Durban on Saturday
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