Garage shooting suspect back in court in April

2015-02-05 14:50
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WATCH: Footage emerges of alleged shooter at Engen petrol station in Cape Town

2015-01-26 12:09

Footage uploaded to YouTube by Netwerk24 shows the scene shortly after 23-year-old Toufiq Joseph was shot in his car at the Engen garage in Orange Street on Saturday.WATCH

Cape Town - A man accused of murdering ticket tout Toufiq Joseph will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court again in April.

David Forbes, 48, was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, but appeared earlier in the week instead. His case was postponed to 23 April for further investigation.

Forbes, the founder of Boksburg's H2O parties and a consultant to the Ultra Music Festival SA, allegedly shot Joseph, 23, at an Engen petrol station in Orange Street, Cape Town, on 24 January.

Forbes then waited at the petrol station for police to arrive.

Court records show he had a previous conviction for common assault, for which he had paid an admission of guilt fine.

He claimed Joseph threatened him and that he shot him in self-defence. He would plead not guilty to murder.

During Monday's court proceedings, Magistrate Nikki Okes ruled that releasing Forbes on bail was not in the interest of justice.

Forbes then approached this Western Cape High Court, where he was released on R20 000 bail.

Joseph's family, who were not aware of Monday's proceedings, arrived at court on Thursday, only to hear that Forbes had appeared earlier in the week.

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