Henning murder case recommences

2015-01-15 08:43
Murder accused Nico Henning leaves a Pretoria court after appearing in connection with the murder of his estranged wife, Chanelle. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Murder accused Nico Henning leaves a Pretoria court after appearing in connection with the murder of his estranged wife, Chanelle. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Pretoria - Murder accused Nico Henning is expected back in the Pretoria District Court on Thursday after a two-month postponement.

During his last appearance in November, prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked for the matter to be postponed as the State was not ready to serve Henning's defence team with the indictment.

It was expected to be formally served on Thursday.

The matter would then be transferred to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, with 8 July to 12 July set down as the provisional dates for the trial.

Henning is to be tried for the murder of his estranged wife Chanelle Henning and conspiracy to commit murder.

The 26-year-old mother was killed in a drive-by shooting shortly after dropping off their child at a creche in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, in November 2011.

Nico Henning's friend Andre Gouws, 49, and Nigerian former athlete Ambrose Monye have both been sentenced to life in prison for the murder.

Two other men, Gerhardus "Doepie" du Plessis and Willem "Pike" Pieterse, are serving 18-year prison terms after confessing to their roles in the killing.

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