Witness gave Bronn accused lifts

Kurt Erispe on Wednesday testified in the Bruno Bronn murder trial.

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 man who was the fourth accused in the Bruno Bronn murder trial has revealed how he gave the suspects lifts in his car on the night of the crime.

He says he did so without knowing what was going on.

John Frederick Coetzer, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa have all pleaded not guilty to killing and robbing Bronn in his Green Point home two years ago.

Bronn owned the once popular nightclub, Bronx.

Initially, Kurt Erispe was the fourth accused in the murder trial.

But in 2013, charges against him were withdrawn.

Today he took the stand, testifying he was friend's with Toffa, who on the night of the murder asked him to pick up Coetzer in Goodwood and take him to Bronn's home.

After dropping Coetzer off in a vehicle owned by his mother's security company, where he worked, Erispe was also asked to pick up Allie.

He said he was told to drive back to Bronn's home, where he saw Coetzer speed out the garage, in what is alleged to be Bronn's BMW.

Erispe claims they then went to Toffa's flat in Brooklyn where Coetzer arrived with a laptop and other goods, allegedly stolen from Bronn.