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Chanelle's ex not implicated - lawyer

2011-11-19 10:59

Johannesburg - Slain Faerie Glen mother Chanelle Henning's ex-husband Nico had not been implicated in her murder, according to a newspaper report on Saturday.

Speaking to the Saturday Star, Nico Henning's lawyer, Werner Bruyns said: "There are many rumours going about including that Nico has been implicated or arrested for this, which he has not been."

He declined to comment further.

This was after police arrested five people in connection with the murder, including debt collector Andre Gouws - believed to be Nico Henning's long-time friend.

Former Nigerian Olympic hurdles athlete-turned-debt collector Abrose Monye was also arrested, along with suspended detective constable Gerhardus du Plessis, Willem Pieterse - believed to be the owner and driver of the motorbike used in the attack - and Preshan Singh, who allegedly stole the revolver that was later used to murder Henning.

Last Tuesday, Henning was shot while driving home after dropping off her five-year-old son at a pre-primary school in Manitoba Drive. Witnesses told the police that two men on a motorbike overtook her car and fired several shots. One penetrated her chest, fatally wounding her.

Spokesman for Chanelle's family, Jacques Fourie told the Saturday Star that she had no enemies.

"Except for Andre, Chanelle... did not know those who are alleged to be behind her murder," he said.

The five men would appear in Pretoria Magistrate's Court again on Wednesday.

Du Plessis would appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday for allegedly stealing two murder dockets - for which he was suspended from the police.

Comments
  • ruth.marais - 2011-11-19 11:15

    OMW! Is the multi millionaire going to support his friends financially for the rest of their lives?? What a smelly business.

      Levett - 2011-11-19 12:20

      Rather find out why Chanelle Henning did not change her surname after getting divorced ... smells like snoek to me

      Ettienne - 2011-11-19 21:21

      @ Levett. The divorce was not yet finalized. Stupid comment!

      sandra.j.rennie - 2011-11-20 11:30

      Ruth, he hasn't been implicated as yet but wait until the rest of his pals spill the beans. As far as I am concerned, he is the mastermind behind this hit.

  • ruth.marais - 2011-11-19 11:17

    Come on Mr Gouws......tell the truth and nothing else but the truth. It will eventually get to you.

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-11-19 11:20

    "He declined to comment further." OK, I smell a rat.

  • r.mashigo - 2011-11-19 11:45

    No smoke without fire. but we'll see how the story unfolds

      Sithando - 2011-11-19 14:17

      She was a cheat, may-be?

  • Gail - 2011-11-19 12:26

    I wonder if this attorney is acting in a sense as a publicist as that Max did for Shrien? I can't understand why Benjamin has been in foster care before and is now back there. Why are Chanelle's parents not allowed to care for him? This is definitely about money owed by someone to possibly a number of people. Who paid the cop to take her down and also who paid him to steal the murder documents. Whose murder did the bdockets relate to and who were the suspects in that previous murder? It is unpleasant when you have just lost a beautiful young daughter to believe that she may have had enemies other than her ex but one can't discount that. Maybe Chanelle was addicted to retail therapy which she expected the ex to pay and he refused unless she gave him custody of their child which was her only leverage. The only common thread here appears to be debt and long divorces are extremely expensive. If ex was selfmade multimillionaire who wasn't keen to have children... He kinew her habits and she was obviously not a pushover. Maybe she was heavily in debt and ex refused to pick up the tab and it was also why there seem to be so many involved in the hit and why the child was in foster care because neither parent was fit to have him and nor were her parents. Perhaps the boy stands to inherit money in the event of her death and whoever got custody would control that money unless it was already owed by her to creditors some of whom knew that and weren't concerned about her just their money.

      Harry - 2011-11-19 13:30

      I agree Gail. Think there is more behind this murder.People should stop speculating and judging untill all the facts are revealed. I don't think this case is as simple as some would like it to be!

  • Sithando - 2011-11-19 14:15

    Quiet a rainbow nation of foreigners involved in this murder. Give South Africans Bells, for once they are not implicated.

      Harry - 2011-11-19 14:41

      What a racist you are!!!

      ronell.riekert - 2011-11-19 20:15

      Only one foreigner Sithando.... and that is Ambrose Monye, the Nigerian.... the rest are all South Africans.... if you wanne give bells to black people, you're welcome.... appart from Ambrose Monye, there are no black people involved so far in this story....

  • Nicky - 2011-11-19 17:23

    Y do all these guys hide their faces????

  • Leendert - 2011-11-19 17:23

    Whatever the case, sadly the dad isn't an actual 'dad' why else does the child have to be placed with another family? Whenever a parents dies in whatever way, the other parent (obviously) takes care, so what is this guy's problem?

      Harry - 2011-11-19 18:02

      The dad wanted to take care of his son, the courts placed the little boy in foster care. What ever the truth about the murder and that is surely to be revealed the father and grand perants did try to get custody!!

  • Winsome - 2011-11-19 18:59

    The ex husband's long time friend has been arrested? Why would he want her dead? Something not right in all this.

  • Pur - 2011-11-19 20:59

    "Spokesman for Chanelle's family, Jacques Fourie told the Saturday Star that she had no enemies." Boy, how wrong can you be. Somebody wanted her dead and that sounds pretty much like an enemy to me.

  • ruth.marais - 2011-11-19 21:33

    Does anybody know how the "ex" became a multi millionair? What sort of business is he involved in? We all know what Chanelle did for a living, but the ex??

      sandra.j.rennie - 2011-11-19 23:02

      Hi Ruth Could be that he was involved with the Nigerian Ambrose in drug deals. And the money just kept rolling in !

      Elsbeth - 2011-11-19 23:19

      maybe he is not rich but borrowed a lot of money. Maybe the reason why the woman is killed is to warn him that he might be next. Therefor the child is in a safe place.

  • Zyklon85 - 2011-11-20 02:10

    Call me a racist and say what you like, where there is a nigerian and white man, there is drugs and the only thing missing in that formula is money and that is what this whole story is about. Someone did not pay there due's and she had to pay for it with her life... The debt collector, the police officer and the other guy guy all owed money they could not pay. This is the story, i guarantee you. Case closed end of story

  • Nicole - 2011-11-22 16:59

    I THINK THAT THIS IS A INSIDE JOB, BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY I CUSTODY CASE IS NOT EASY, I AM GOING THROUGH IT MYSELF THAT POOR BOY MY HEART ACHE'S BECAUSE HE WILL NEVER GROW UP KNOWING HIS MOMMY, THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THIS MUST PAY DEARLY FOR THIS, THEY SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FOR GOOD. SOMEHOW I WISH PIET BYLEVELDT WAS STILL WITH THE POLICE BECAUSE THE CULPRITS WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT LONG AGO. I BELIEVE THAT A TESTIMONIAL SHOULD BE MADE THAT IF A PARENT SHOULD DIE THEY NEED TO STATE WHERE THE CHILD GOES IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN, AND TO THE GRAND PARENTS OF LITTLE BENJAMIN DONT GIVE UP GOD NEVER SLEEPS HE WILL BRING THE CULPRITS FORWARD AND LITTLE BENJAMIN WILL BE IN YOUR CARE SOON.

  • Ruth - 2011-12-14 12:43

    They have come up with a solution but where does the problem lie? I ask myself why that little dude has been to foster homes before? Surely the public need to know why they shot her? She told her sisiter look after my little boy, why would she say that, this is so awful

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