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Bronx killing: 4 due in court

2012-03-23 07:23

Cape Town - Four men accused of killing gay nightclub owner Bruno Bronn are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday.

At a last appearance, the court heard that less than an hour after Bronn was murdered, three men arrived at a drug den in his car and exchanged his cellphone and a collection of R5 coins for tik.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Mervyn Bezuidenhout, was testifying in a bail application brought by Fareez Allie, 29.

A second accused, Kurt Erispe, was released on R10 000 bail late last month. State advocate Quenton Appels did not oppose bail, because he did not consider Erispe a flight risk.

The State is opposing Allie's application on the grounds that the case is serious, that there is a strong case against him and his three co-accused, and that he faces possible life imprisonment if found guilty.

The other two accused are John Frederick Coetzee, who abandoned his application for bail, and Achmat Toffa, 35.

Bronn was found dead in his Sea Point home on the morning of February 7.

Comments
  • Marion - 2012-03-23 07:38

    Prosecute these killers to the full extent of the law. No one involved should get bail, whether they pose a flight risk or not. Could pose a 'health risk' to innocent people.

  • francoisvanpeer - 2012-03-23 14:03

    "Four men accused of killing gay nightclub owner Bruno Bronn are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday." Why is "gay" in the article - come on news24.com. would you ever post an article that says "Four men accused of killing heterosexual nightclub owner........." Get with the times - this is South Africa - not Kaskistan. Disgusted....!

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