Engen shooting: Accused 'took my joy from me,' says dad

2015-11-10 11:38
Dave Forbes. (File, City Press)

Dave Forbes. (File, City Press)

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Cape Town - “He took my joy away from me and he doesn’t even look sorry about it,” a frustrated Ebrahiem Joseph, whose son Toufiq was shot and killed in January, said outside the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday.

Joseph voiced his frustration after the case against concert promoter David Forbes, accused of killing 23-year-old Toufiq Joseph, was postponed for further investigation. Forbes allegedly shot and killed Toufiq in the parking area of the Engen garage in Orange Street, Cape Town, on 24 January 2015.

Bystanders said after the shooting Forbes simply stood at the scene, drinking a cool drink and smoking a cigarette while he waited for police.

Initial reports say the sale of tickets to a music festival may be at the heart of the killing. Forbes was apparently one of the event organisers, while Joseph allegedly sold tickets to the event.

Forbes reportedly claimed he shot Joseph in self-defence after Toufiq threatened him.

But Ebrahiem insisted his son didn’t know Forbes.

“His friend told me that this white larney had phoned Toufiq three times and told him to meet him at the garage. For what reason, I don’t know,” he said.

“I just want the courts to get to the bottom of this. I don’t care how long it takes. They must make sure justice is served.”

Shariefa, puffing on a cigarette, said she missed her son.

“It breaks my heart that he died this way. The person who did this mustn’t get off with a slap on the wrist.”

The case was postponed until November 26.

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