Bronn's murder case postponed

It’s been a year and a half since the nightclub owner was discovered dead in his home.

Bronx nightclub owner, Bruno Bronn, was found dead at his Green Point home on 7 February 2012. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - It's been more than 18 months since Cape Town nightclub owner Bruno Bronn's murder and the trial of his alleged killers may only get underway in October.

Bronn was found strangled in his Greenpoint home in February last year.

The trial of John Frederick Coetzer, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa was meant to start in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, but was delayed once again.

While one of the accused has a new lawyer, who has now been given time to prepare for the drawn-out case, another must be appointed a legal-aid lawyer.

The trio must appear in the dock next month, but if everything is not sorted by then, their trial will start on 6 October.

Prosecutors have drawn up a list of 48 witnesses.

But whether all of them will take the stand depends on whether the accused will plead.

Bronn's body was discovered by his helper in his home with his hands bound.

The motive of the murder is still unknown.

Bronn owned popular nightclubs Navigaytion and Bronx.