Bronx murder suspect granted bail

2012-02-27 16:03
Cape Town - One of four men accused of killing the owner of a gay nightclub was granted bail by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Kurt Erispe, 35, was released on bail of R10 000 and the trial was postponed to March 7.

His bail bid was not opposed.

Bruno Bronn, owner of the Bronx nightclub, was found dead on the floor of his home on Ocean View Drive in Sea Point on February 7.

His hands had been tied in front of him and he had marks on his neck.

State advocate Quenton Appels said Erispe's bail application satisfied the court.

He said there was no reason to oppose his bail as Erispe had no previous convictions, and no pending criminal cases or outstanding warrants for his arrest. The police had also confirmed his residential address and Erispe was not a flight risk, said Appels.

Erispe was ordered not to make contact with any State witnesses, change his address, or leave the Western Cape province without the consent of the investigating officer.

He was in the dock with three co-accused - John Frederick Coetzee, 36, Fareez Allie, 29, and Achmat Toffa, 35.

Coetzee was to have launched a bail application on Monday as well, but abandoned it.

Allie and Toffa were expected to apply for bail at the next court appearance.

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