Local lawyer's house bombed

A pipe-bomb was used to destroy the Lansdowne home of a local defence attorney last week.

FILE: An anti-crime activist has asked the police to take the bombing of a local attorney’s house very seriously. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town anti-crime activist on Wednesday called on police to investigate an incident that involved a local lawyer's house being bombed.

According to reports, a pipe-bomb was used to destroy the Lansdowne home of a local defence attorney last week.

Reports suggest People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) could be behind the incident.

Both the lawyer and Pagad declined to comment.

Anti-crime activist Hanif Loonat says the South African Police Service (SAPS) should take the bombing very seriously.

"It [crime] is becoming a common trend on the Cape Flats in the last year. It is important that we bring to book those who are involved in perpetrating such crimes."