Petrol Station Shooting Part 2: Shooter denied bail

BY CHARL BOSCH - JANUARY 28, 2015

H2O owner David Forbes has been denied bail by the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court after shooting dead Toufiq Joseph at a petrol station over the weekend. The 48-year old concert owner has said that he acted in self-defence after an argument broke out between himself and Joseph. No details as to what caused the disagreement have yet been provided.

According to Eyewitness News, Forbes’ lawyers have indicated that they will be filing an urgent appeal in the Cape High Court to prevent him from being detained in Pollsmoor prison.

During his bail hearing yesterday, The Argus reported that it had seen a court charge sheet which showed that Joseph, along with two others, were due to appear in the Cape Town Regional Court on Wednesday with one suspect facing charges of murder and Joseph for housebreaking with the intent to steal. Shortly after his death, police also found four knives, one reportedly with blood on, in Joseph’s Volkswagen Golf GTI although it could not be established if the knife had been used on Forbes, who is reported to have sustained a 14 cm cut on his right arm.

 

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