Witness: Bronn suspects used drugs

FILE: Murder accused Johan Coetzer, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa appear in the Western Cape High Court on 5 February 2014. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A woman on Tuesday testified how the three men accused of murdering well-known Cape Town nightclub owner Bruno Bronn frequented her flat in Brooklyn where drugs like tik were used.

John Frederick Coetzer, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa are on trial in the Western Cape High Court.

They have all pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Bronn, who owned the once-popular nightclub Bronx and Navigaytion, was found strangled in his Green Point home in 2012.

Brooklyn resident Monica Isaacs told the court Toffa, who she referred to as “boy”, had stayed in a room at her flat.

She recalled how Toffa, Coetzer and Allie once had a heated argument in the bathroom at her home.

Isaacs also testified that Coetzer asked her to sell a laptop allegedly belonging to Bronn.

The witness said Toffa and his friends often took drugs like tik at the flat.

Judge John Hlophe reprimanded Coetzer, saying he must face the front and know how to behave in court.

Coetzer kept shooting glances at his lawyer behind him, smiling and giggling.