Cape Town shooting suspect out on bail

2015-01-30 11:01

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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 - The man accused of killing Toufieq Joseph at a busy Cape Town petrol station last Saturday was released on bail on Thursday after being denied bail a day earlier.

Netwerk24 reported on Friday that David Forbes, 48, was released on R20 000 bail after spending a night in Pollsmoor Prison.

On Wednesday, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court denied Forbes bail. His lawyers appealed and launched an urgent bail application in the Western Cape High Court.

Eyewitness News reported that emotions ran high during his previous court appearance, with Joseph's friends and family protesting outside court, holding placards saying Forbes should be denied bail.

His lawyer told EWN he believed justice had been served after Forbes was released from custody.

Forbes, a music festival organiser and marketer, is accused of shooting Joseph, 23, at the Engen petrol station in Gardens, Cape Town, in front of shocked onlookers. He was arrested at the scene.

Forbes claims he acted in self-defence. It emerged earlier this week that Joseph was out on bail at the time of his death, and had been accused of murder.

Forbes will be back in court on 5 February.

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