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Bronx murder case postponed

Cape Town - The trial of three men accused of the murder of Bruno Bronn, owner of the gay night club, The Bronx, in the Cape Town CBD, was postponed on Monday.

The case in the Western Cape High Court against Johan Frederick Coetzer, 36, Fareez Allie, 29, and Achmat Toffa, 35, was postponed to Tuesday.

From left: Johannes Coetzer, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa in court. Picture: Tracey Adams. Credit: CAPE ARGUS

A fourth suspect, Kurt Erispe, 32, has become a State witness.

The trial had been scheduled to commence on Monday, but was postponed for reasons not explained in court.

The three face charges of pre-meditated murder, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Both charges carry life sentences.

All except Toffa are out on bail. Toffa was out on bail, but his bail was revoked for violating a bail condition that prohibited him from making contact with State witnesses.

Bronn was found strangled at his Green Point home in February, 2012.

On the robbery charge, they are alleged to have used a firearm to rob Bronn of his luxury car and other items, including a laptop.

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