Richard Bloom and Brett Goldin

Family and friends of Brett Goldin and Richard Bloom will be pleased by news that Nurshad Davids has been denied his application for parole.

Davids admitted to being involved in the hijacking of Bloom’s car at gunpoint but claimed that he was not present when they were killed. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for hijacking, kidnapping and armed robbery.

After serving just five years and five months, Davids, applied for parole, sparking outrage across the country.

According to 702, his application was heard yesterday by the Drakenstein Parole Board and was declined, but he will be allowed to apply again in two years.

Goldin’s sister Samantha confirmed the news and told the radio station that she felt “great relief and gratitude,” but added that “at the same time in two years we will have to go through this again for the second time”.

There are reports that another of the men found guilty in the attack on Goldin and Bloom will also apply for parole in the coming months.

In April 2006, the naked bodies of Goldin (28), a popular actor, and clothing designer Richard Bloom (27) were found in Mowbray, Cape Town. The two men, who were openly gay, had been shot in the head.

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