Henning murder case postponed

2013-07-02 14:08
Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws (File, Sapa)

Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws (File, Sapa)

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Henning case postponed

2013-05-16 09:11

The trial of two men who allegedly killed Pretoria mother Chanelle Henning was postponed in the High Court in Pretoria until July 1. Watch.WATCH

Pretoria - The trial of two men accused of plotting the murder of Chanelle Henning was postponed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The State closed its case and made its witnesses available to the defence.

These included the former partners of the two accused - Andre Gouws and former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye.

Lawyers for the two men asked for the matter to be postponed until Wednesday to have time to consult their clients.

"We were expecting that some of these [witnesses] might be called by the State," Matthew Klein, for Monye, said.

Henning, 26, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Faerie Glen on 8 November 2011 shortly after she dropped her child off at a crèche.

Gouws and Monye have pleaded not guilty to five charges relating to an alleged conspiracy to murder Henning.

On Tuesday the State called its final three witnesses. The first, Cell C employee Sibongile Makhuba, testified about Monye's cellphone number.

The second was police officer Colonel Tobias Fourie from Port Elizabeth, who was contacted by Pretoria police to aid in Willem "Pike" Pieterse's arrest in Dispatch.

Former policeman Gerhardus du Plessis and Pieterse are serving 18-year prison terms after confessing to their roles in the murder.

The third witness who testified for the State on Tuesday was Captain Rio Kriel. He helped Fourie arrest Pieterse.

The matter was scheduled to continue on Wednesday.
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