State wraps up case against Gouws

2013-07-13 16:30
Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws in court. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws in court. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The State has wrapped its case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria against one of two men accused of plotting the murder of Chanelle Henning, the Saturday Star reported.

It reported that the State put it to Andre Gouws on Friday that he tried to ensure that there was no link between him and Henning's killers or her estranged husband Nico Henning, but he did not count on the killers "spilling the beans".

Henning, 26, died in a drive-by shooting in Faerie Glen on 8 November 2011 shortly after dropping off her child at a creche.

Gouws and his co-accused, former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye, have pleaded not guilty to five charges relating to an alleged conspiracy to murder Henning.

The State alleged that Monye and Gouws conspired with former policeman Gerhardus "Doepie" du Plessis and Willem "Pike" Pieterse (alias Tattoo).

Du Plessis and Pieterse were serving 18-year prison terms after confessing to their roles in the murder.

In his testimony, Gouws admitted that Nico asked him to do surveillance on Henning to see if she used drugs. The couple were going through a divorce and fighting over custody of their child.

The matter would resume on 11 September for closing arguments.

Read more on:    npa  |  channelle henning  |  andre gouws  |  ambrose monye

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