Cape Town - A car dealership in Athlone was fire bombed on Sunday night - the second dealership in the area to come under attack in three weeks.
Two cars at Auto Belgravia in Belgravia Road, one of which was a rare, imported 1997 Volvo S90, were seriously damaged in the fire. The damage was most severe on the front bumper and engine area of the vehicles. A third vehicle was slightly damaged in the bombing.
On Monday morning, the dealership was open for business as staff waited for a police forensics team to arrive.
An employee, who asked not to be named for work-related reasons, said damage assessments had not yet been done but added that the vehicles might have to be written off. The cars were valued at about R60 000 each.
Auto Belgravia belongs to Naushaad Hoosain. He was not at the dealership on Monday morning but his receptionist said a nearby business owned by him, The Snack Box takeaways, had been burgled last night at about the same time as the bombing.