South Africa 16.9.2013 01:19 pm

Bronn murder case postponed

Three men accused of killing gay nightclub owner Bruno Bronn will go on trial next month.

Johan Frederick Coetzer, Fareez Allie, and Achmat Toffa appeared before Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe on Monday morning.

Hlophe set the date for trial as October 14.

The men are accused of killing Bronn, 50, in his Green Point home on February 7 last year.

According to the indictment, he was strangled and died of suffocation.

He owned the popular night-clubs Bronx and Navigaytion in Somerset Road, Green Point.

The men face charges of premeditated murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Both charges carry life sentences.

Coetzer is out on bail of R20,000 and Allie of R5000.

Toffa was granted bail in the matter, but remains in custody at Pollsmoor Prison on unrelated charges.

The court previously heard that the prison refused to release Toffa even though he was recently acquitted on an unrelated charge, and was out on warning for another.

Hlophe said at the time he would sign an order confirming that Toffa was out on bail in the Bronn case.

-Sapa

 

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