Richard Bloom and Brett Goldin
Another man convicted of the robbery and hijacking of Brett Goldin and Richard Bloom is hoping to be granted parole next week.
Jade Wyngaard was found guilty of the 2006 kidnapping, hijacking and armed robbery of the two men in Cape Town that led to their murder.
He admitted to being involved in the hijacking of Bloom’s car at gunpoint but claimed that he was not present when Goldin and Bloom were killed.
Wyngaard was sentenced to 15 years in prison with three years suspended on condition he testify in the trial against the men accused of the actual murder. His effective prison sentence was 12 years.
Now, after having served just five years of his sentence, Wyngaard’s bid for parole will be heard next week Wednesday at the Drakenstein Prison in Cape Town.
In November last year, the authorities refused a similar parole application by Nurshad Davids who was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for the same attack.
The families of Goldin and Bloom are opposing the new parole application and have set up an online petition.
“In view of the fact that Nurshad Davids was not granted parole in November last year, we sincerely hope that justice will once again prevail and that the same decision will be taken by the Parole Board in this hearing,” the families said on a Facebook page campaigning against the parole.
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.
Two other accused, Shavaan Marlie and Clinton Davids, pleaded guilty to the murder and were each sentenced to 28 years in prison.