Bronx murder case postponed again

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Cape Town - The Bruno Bronn murder trial in the Western Cape High Court was on Tuesday postponed to next week due to the illness of one of the defence lawyers.

Three men are accused of strangling Bruno Bronn, owner of the gay nightclub, The Bronx, in the Cape Town CBD.

Prosecutor Carine Teunissen alleges that Bronn was strangled in his Sea Point home, on Monday night, February 6, 2012.

The alleged killers, Willem Frederick John Coetzer, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa, have pleaded not guilty before Judge President John Hlophe and assessor Jaco van Reenen, to charges of premeditated murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

The trial that was scheduled to resume on Monday, was postponed to Tuesday because Allie's lawyer Arno Nell, was not available.

Henry van Niekerk, for Toffa, was to have resumed his cross-examination of Coetzer on Tuesday, but he had taken ill and the case was postponed.


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