Bronx bar in Green Point, Cape Town
Cape Town’s gay community is in shock over the murder of Bruno Bronn (50), the owner of popular gay clubs Bronx and Navigaytion.
Social networks were abuzz with news of his death yesterday after Bronn’s body was discovered at his Sea Point home by a domestic worker on Tuesday morning.
According to police, he had marks around his neck suggesting that he was strangled, although the cause of death is unconfirmed.
“He was found lying on his back on the floor, with his hands tied with tape in front of him,” police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander told The Times.
“The motive for the murder is still unknown and no arrests have been made,” he said.
There have been reports that Bronn’s body was mutilated but this has not been confirmed.
There are also rumours that there are suspects in the murder and that police are looking for two men.
According to EWN, a neighbour reported hearing a commotion from Bronn’s house on Monday night.
Navigaytion DJ Dawid Human told the Cape Times that Bronn was scared and traumatised because someone was harassing him. “I think I know who it is but I can’t say,” Human was quoted as saying.
Hundreds of messages of condolences expressing shock and sadness at Bronn’s death have been posted on Facebook.
“I am at a loss for words. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make the loss of our dear friend and boss easier,” wrote popular DJ and Navigaytion manager Ari Nitzan on the Navigaytion page.
“Bruno was a kind-hearted person. I was a target of his kindness and generosity. I am deeply saddened by the loss we all share. He was a very lonely person since his partner died, at least now they will be together and he won’t be lonely. He is finally getting some rest now. He feels no pain because he is in a better place,” added Nitzan.
Located in Green Point’s gay village area, Bronx bar and the Navigaytion club above it have been among the most popular gay nightclubbing venues in the city for years.
The venues were recently closed down as the building they are located in is set to be torn down and redeveloped.