Four in court for Bronx killing

2012-02-20 14:45
Cape Town - Four men appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the murder of 49-year-old nightclub owner Bruno Bronn.

They will be back in court on February 27 for a bail application, and will remain in custody.

John Frederick Coetzee, 36, Fareez Allie, 29, Achmat Toffar, 35, and Kurt Erisp, 32, greeted people seated in the packed public gallery as they appeared before Magistrate Jasthree Steyn.

"The matter will be remanded to February 27 for a bail application," Steyn said before police officers led the men back into the court's holding cells.

"All four accused will remain in custody until then."

Bronn, owner of the Bronx nightclub, was found on his back on the floor of his Cape Town home on February 7.

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

At the men's last appearance, the defence team told the court that Coetzee had admitted to at least three previous convictions - two for possession of drugs and one for assault.

Allie, Toffar, and Erisp had no previous convictions but Erisp had a pending case in which he was charged with assault, the court heard.

A memorial service is to be held for Bronn at the Greenpoint Urban Park on Friday.
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