Police and Forensic Pathology Services remove the body of a Cape Town night club owner from his house in Green Point on Tuesday, 7 February 2012. The man's body was discovered by his domestic worker. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

The owner of popular Cape Town nightclub Bronx was found dead in his house with his hands bound, police said.

Bruno Bronn, 50, was found by his domestic worker at around 8.45am on Tuesday in his Green Point home, said Warrant Officer November Filander.

“He was found lying on his back on the floor with his hands tied with tape in front of him. Marks were found around his neck, but the cause of death is yet to be determined.”

Filander said on Tuesday night that police were waiting fro Bronn’s relatives to arrive from Bloemfontein to identify his body.

According to a Cape Times report, police and a team of forensic experts spent at least three hours at Bronn’s home in Ocean View Drive before his body was carried into a mortuary van.

One of the nightclub’s DJs, Dawid Human, broke down in tears as the forensics team removed the body, the report said.

Human reportedly told the Cape Times: “Bruno came to see me on Sunday and said he was very scared and traumatised because of this person that has been harassing him… I think I know who it is but I can’t say.”

Another man told Eyewitness News: “There was some commotion here at about 11pm on Monday night. The next door neighbour went over to ask them to keep it down. She threatened to call the cops, but she didn’t. The body was found by the maid who comes every Tuesday.”

Bronx closed its doors a few weeks ago as the building it was situated in is due to be revamped.

Filander said the motive for the murder was still unknown and no arrests had been made. - IOL