Bail application continues in Henning case

2012-05-24 12:26
Pretoria - A bail application by Ambrose Monye, accused of the murder of Chanelle Henning, will continue in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Former Nigerian Olympic athlete Monye appeared with co-accused Andre Gouws last Tuesday on charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

Monye told the court he did not want a legal aid representative, and wanted the attorneys who initially represented him.

He asked the court to postpone his case to give him time to fix his financial problems and get his initial lawyers back.

The State expressed concerns over the repeated postponements.

Gouws, who had a lawyer, was served with a notice of transfer of his case to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Monye will be served the notice on Thursday, when his bail application resumes.

Another accused Preshan Singh, who was released on R5 000 bail, is engaged in plea bargain negotiations with the prosecution.

In December, Willem Pieterse and Gerhardus du Plessis pleaded guilty to charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm relating to the Henning case. They are each serving an 18-year jail term for their roles in the murder.

Henning was shot by two men on a motorbike as she was driving along Manitoba Drive in Faerie Glen, east of Pretoria, in November last year. She had just dropped off her child at a pre-school.
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