The events behind the murders of actor Brett Goldin and Fashion designer Richard Bloom – both well known in gay circles – have become increasingly clear over the last few days.
Four of the six men who were standing trial for the crime have now received sentences in Cape Town after negotiating plea bargain arrangements with the authorities.
This week, Zubair Davids and Yazeed Eyssen were each sentenced to two years in jail for vehicle theft, and possession of stolen goods and an unlicensed gun and ammunition. This comes after they agreed to turn state witness against two other suspects, Clinton Davids (22) and Shavon Marlie (25), who seem to be ultimate targets of prosecutors.
On Friday, Jade Wyngaard and Nurshad Davids were also sentenced, but to 15 years imprisonment for robbery, abduction and possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition under a similar agreement. They too will be witnesses against Davids and Marlie, who are thought to have committed the actual murders.
Wyngaard and Davids have admitted to being involved in the theft of Bloom’s car at gunpoint in Camps Bay on the 15th of April. They however claim that Bloom and Goldin were left alone with Marlie and Davids who drove off with the victims in their car. Wyngaard and Davids claim not have seen the murdered men after that.
The bodies of Goldin and Bloom were found on the 17th of April near a highway. They were naked and each had a single shot to the head.