Bronx suspect knew victim - report

2012-02-13 17:03

Cape Town - Four men appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the slaying of nightclub owner Bruno Bronn.

In the dock were John Frederick Coetzee, Fareez Allie, Achmat Toffar, and Kurt Erisp.

They appeared before Magistrate Jasthree Steyn, who postponed the matter until February 20. They remain in custody in the Sea Point police holding cells.

The four are accused of murdering Bronn, owner of the Bronx nightclub, in Cape Town, last week.

Bronn was found on his back on the floor with his hands tied in front of him. He had marks on his neck.

At their second appearance on February 20, the four are expected to launch a combined bail application.

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.

Eyewitness News reported that a friend of Bronn’s said Coetzee was a former bouncer and they knew each other. He stated that Coetzee had access to Bronn’s house.

It was reported that Bronn had been living in fear of his life for some time.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-13 18:09

    Hmmm, drugs and drug money, along with a protection recquet are involved here, for sure!

      gert.maritz - 2012-02-13 20:46

      No "protection racket" involved. This guy (actually Coetzer, not Coetzee), was a freelance jack-of-all-trades, a waiter here, doorman there, etc etc. By your logic the whole hospitality industry are potential suspects. Blame the drugs.

  • Jay - 2012-02-14 01:23

    And now for some positivity... Congratulations to the hard-working police who caught the suspects so quickly. You did it in 1st world time with 3rd world resources/conditions.

      Karring - 2012-02-14 09:06

      ai tog another one with a Malema obsession.....

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