2 questioned for Henning murder - report

2011-11-16 07:24

Johannesburg - Two men have been taken in for questioning in connection with the killing of a Pretoria woman, according to a newspaper report on Wednesday.

Chanelle Henning, 26, was shot dead in Faerie Glen a week ago, shortly after dropping off her son at pre-primary school.

The New Age reported that the two alleged killers were taken in for questioning on Monday night.

The two, one of them a suspended police officer and the other a convicted criminal who has spent years in jail and owns a black Kawasaki ZX9, were questioned until the early hours of Tuesday.

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The New Age reported that the two may have been paid by a prominent Nigerian drug dealer.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale could not confirm or deny to the newspaper if anybody had been taken in for questioning.

Henning was overtaken by two people on a motorcycle and was shot while driving on Manitoba Drive.

Faerie Glen Neighbourhood Watch chairperson Fanus Johnson said witnesses had described the motorcycle as a black and silver "big touring bike" with no rear number plate.

The two people on it were wearing black jackets and helmets with the visors down to obscure their faces.

Henning was buried on Monday at the Doxa Deo Church in Hartbeespoort.

  • Kevin Nicklin - 2011-11-16 07:32

    What would a Nigerian drug lord want with her. I sense a much deeper story developing here!

      Jason - 2011-11-16 08:00

      @ Jared. Are you related to Ratio from CSI?

      Terry - 2011-11-16 08:01

      @Jared - you are guessing here! Let's wait for the facts to emerge before you start slandering someone.

      John - 2011-11-16 08:04

      Jared If you have issues with custody don't blame the world for it. And NOBODY said anything that she used or do drugs your stupid ash*. Did you read the papers she donate many of her organs Don't you think they could use her organs if she used drugs, get a Life !!!!!!! Think for a change that might be a new experiences for you.

      Deon - 2011-11-16 08:07

      It could still be a family member, we should know within a week or 2.

      John - 2011-11-16 08:13

      Jared a suspended COP and an old criminal and a drug dealer what a combination ... And you still think the mother did drugs, does it look to you if that lady did drugs? I bed there's a twist to this, someone close to her owe someone big.

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 08:21

      @jared this has NOTHING to do with the justice system treating ppl in custody battles the same. noone said he was a suspect, he was just questioned. And if he was murdered, they would have questioned her too.

      proafrikaans - 2011-11-16 08:22

      @John - what a stupidly inane comment. Are you really that naive to suppose a) nice, attractive, middle-class people don't do drugs and b) you can tell somebody doesn't use drugs by just looking at them. Duh.

      Dudleygbu - 2011-11-16 08:41

      hmmmm the ex owns aircraft and I reckon he was paid to transport the Nigerians drugs and money...There has to be a connection....for those of you who dont actually think this really happens, then you really have been living in a bubble..... So lets see, the ex transports the 'goods', something goes wrong and 'stock' goes missing and now they start taking out his family? South Africa has long been a strategic drug distribution centre. Its a well known fact, due to the ease of moving drugs through our borders and ports, because its so easy to pay off the officials. We saw this recently with all that rhino horn that left CT.

      Jared - 2011-11-16 08:46

      Interesting thing is if you read the original report in the New Age, the child was in foster care for months and both parents underwent psychological evaluations. Why take a kid away from his mother and place him in foster care if she's not a drug addict?

      Sophie - 2011-11-16 09:11

      How about a different take.... Why would drug lords kill the person who owes them money? That way they will never get their money. Surely they would kill someone close to them. As a warning. 'Look what we can do with your wife - next is your kid' type of scenario? If the father was totally innocent, why was the child not given to him instead of being put into foster care? there is a lot more to this story! Of course this is all guessing.....

      pokum - 2011-11-16 09:23

      i dont buy this drug dealer story...It makes no sense. What court will award custody to a drug addict and if she had a history of addiction it would have been reported on already and its would have been in the custody hearing. and if she what blackmailing someone i doubt she would have been stupid enough to carry what ever it was in her it not common sense to put whatever it is in a safer place. There is way more than meets the eye here, i say that the nigerian dealer is a decoy and who ever is pulling the strings here is watching from a distance

      Herman - 2011-11-16 09:34

      Until the real killers and those (if there are any) behind them have been arrested and the exact motive to this stupid murder has been identified, all will just be speculation. So, my thoughts, who did it? I blame the Nesquick Bunny till then.

      procold2 - 2011-11-16 10:02

      i had my money on the ex,somthing big here ,she doesnt look like a drug addict but then again ithought it was the ex,wont comment on this again until more facts are reveiled

  • StarStruck - 2011-11-16 07:43

    Convicted criminals does not get rehabilitated in SA they only get recycled. Lock the b@stards up for good!!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2011-11-16 08:58

      @Right. Yes, can be true and all those, as you said, can count for her husband or any other family member as well. What interest me is if they took her donated organs because some-one said she was a register for donation. As far as I know they will test before removing them and that can cancel out a couple of questions. Maybe we must rather wait for more info. There are a couple of commentators that are not stating questions as just possibilities, but already stated the them as facts. I will rather agree with you that all is still speculations. I tend to agree we still going to see a turn in this. I would specially like the whole family, husband included, to be investigated as well. News papers sometimes build there own card house that fall flat when facts gets revealed.

  • MWF - 2011-11-16 07:46

    Blah Blah Blah

  • Kaizer - 2011-11-16 07:55

    Only criminals drives kawa's :-0 kidding!

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 08:22

      lol... sorry that is funny...

      Braam - 2011-11-16 10:33

      All bikers are n>>>>>s and skollies

      Kaizer - 2011-11-16 10:36

      jy's reg braam, jou 2 pa's was altwee gay pride bikers nie waar nie?

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 13:09

      wow - how amazing @braam... you too, the coward, with the biggest mouth, hide behind a fake facebook profile because you dont have the balls to say what you have to say under your real name. you are the real skollie here. You and preshen govender are probably room mates.

  • kruger.natasha - 2011-11-16 07:58

    Why on earth would a Nigerian have her killed, even if she owed him money, would he really put himself at risk by having her killed for some money. I think not, doesn't make sense. Hope they hang the two guys by their balls, for taking this mother away from her child.

      Chris - 2011-11-16 08:13

      Chris - Just posted Report comment I had to agree with you Natasha. Given the fact that court even granted her custody for their child it shows how grounded she was. If she was somebody involved in drugs the husband would've used that against her in order to get the custody. Having said that I'll still say let the investigations continue in earnest.

      pokum - 2011-11-16 09:31

      totaly agree, all its done is bring attention to him/her...and attention is the last thing we need as a drug dealer

  • Peter - 2011-11-16 08:03

    "The New Age reported that the two may have been paid by a prominent Nigerian drug dealer" If they know of this guy dealing in drugs, why had he not been arrested long before for this? or are they scared that their own supply would dry up?

      Kaizer - 2011-11-16 09:28

      @right -"lots of white girls that I know personally are doing this)" the people you hang out with are white trash with no standards or crackwh*res.....

      Aisha - 2011-11-16 10:07

      @Right that is a bit harsh, but personally I do know 2 white girls from a very wealthy families in Pretoria East that are dating black guys, no not Nigerians but black South African Guys, I agree with Kaizer there are lots of white trash girls that I have seen hanging out with Nigerians. Except for one Nigerian guy who is a Business Analyst at MTN that is dating a well educated white girl.

      Kaizer - 2011-11-16 10:45

      @right - you seem to read too many novels. You a nigerian trying to hook up with a nice young "madam" perhaps? Laager eh? Ask your forefathers if they remember the one laager that slaughtered them at bloedrivier? Maybe you can take a few lessons from that. You use Kim kardashian as an example? LMAO. You dear sir, are a lonely pathetic little man reading gossip magazines and fantasising about a white miesies. You are truly, SAD.

      Kaizer - 2011-11-16 11:06

      @right - im so happy you find your own species repulsive, trust me, so do i. Are you 12? Bragging about your jetsetting james bond lifestyle makes me think you are perhaps a meth addict or in your teens. Go on, tell me more mr international.......

      Kaizer - 2011-11-16 11:07

      and no - MIESIES, like in MADAM....not MEISIES - learn to read...for a cleverbot you sure are stupid

      Kaizer - 2011-11-16 11:18

      as i said - sad lonely little man....

      Jade - 2011-11-16 13:52

      I find this TERRIBLY insulting! @Right...why the need to shout the word shlong? do you get some sort of thrill in using the word therefore highlighting it? and just by the way....for someone who was "f-ing" prominent wives in the 80's and whoever in the 90' have to be around 50 right now correct? (to have gotten into those circles and befriending women that age) 50 year olds dont use the expression "LMFAO" perhaps you need to put your sexual uummm "achievements" aside and respect the fact that a little boy has lost his mom and people who genuinely want to leave well wishes on this page dont appreciate your crude comments! It shows no intelligence dear...only foolishness and ignorance. You seem to be the common denominator in the instigating of many "fights" on news articles on this site.....just saying :)

      Right - 2011-11-16 22:32

      @Jade...Honey you need to lose your "laager mentality". Maybe if News24 Editors stopped trying to assist other white people you would be able to follow the entire story and see where the insults commenced. I really don't care how you view me luv. I am what I am....a product of my experiences and outlook.

      Jade - 2011-11-17 07:59

      @Right...Im not pointing fingers at anyone...I just find this thread really insulting given the nature of the article. As an adult, shouldnt there come a point where you rise above what the previous person has said and walk away? just asking.... it has nothing to do with "laager mentality" with my point of view, but everything to do with the fact that mud slinging gets no one anyhere and as adults we should surely know this? and this is not directed only at comments you have made, but for all comments where people attack race/religeon/politics etc. We WILL all have different views but thats no reason to unleash onslaught onto someone surely? We live in a country that is rich in diversity, no matter your skin colour we are all humans at the core, we all i think its high time we all just started to "agree to disagree" when we have different views and see it for what it is...someones opinion that is different to your own :)

      Right - 2011-11-17 08:10

      @Jade....point taken but I suggest you rather try to correct people within your own community on these forums that seek to denigrate other communities. Why should we as Black people always be the ones having to back off or show decency to others or not to respond to vitrolic attacks on us and our communities. I have never been a follower of the viewpoint that WHITE IS RIGHT and will continue to unleash an eye for an eye. Anyone comes at me they must expect to be hit with an "army". Idiotic white thrash must refrain from posting their despicable comments and if they continue to do so they must be prepared for the TRUTH. I know you mean well but when I consider the amount of racist vitrol posted by other members of your community I find your comments absurd when considered against this background.

      Jade - 2011-11-17 10:06

      aai tog Right...why does the race thing ALWAYS have to come up…"my community" community consists of white, black, coloured...I don’t live in a world where I ONLY associate with whites. In fact, some of my best friends are of other colours! So please don’t play the race card with me k ;) My whole issue with this thread in the first place was the crudeness in which you spoke...I don’t care what colour you are or what "your community" is....bottom line, I found your use of vulgar words distasteful...that’s it. I do not wish to enter into a tennis match of back and forth “I’m right, you’re wrong” comments...that was not the point! I merely wanted to point out that there ARE actually a few of us on here who wish to read the threads because people add their opinions and it may be insightful, definitely NOT to read about others bragging about their sexual accomplishments on a thread where the article is about what it is. I’m done. have a good day!

  • hannet.breitenbach - 2011-11-16 08:04

    @Jared: although I agree with you about the justice system that should treat mend and women equally in custody battles, Maybe the husband was the one who owed money to the Nigerin drug lord. Thats why she got full custody and when the husband didnt pay up the drug lord took out his ex wife as a message to him.

      proafrikaans - 2011-11-16 08:20

      The above makes no sense at all - if the husband did owe the drug dealers money, but also wanted custody of the child, surely they'd be doing him a favour by taking out his wife?

  • mike.bester1 - 2011-11-16 08:07

    a prominent Nigerian drug dealer,,,WTF,,,if he is a known Drug dealer ,why is he on the streets ? Eish.

      En - 2011-11-16 09:17

      Happens all over the world. Drug dealers (known) are clever enough not to directly handle all their illegal activities. He's a known dealer, but you cant arrest without hard proof. Same way in which mafia bosses in the U.S were known, their crimes known, but no direct proof (i.e catching them with drugs in their hands) means little chance of a conviction, especially with their powerful lawyers.

      Reon - 2011-11-16 09:29

      Isn't it supposed to be a low life drug dealer?

  • Paul - 2011-11-16 08:13

    Another sloppy story of low journalistic integrity based on heresay obtained from an undisclosed 'source' which cannot be divulged in the name of 'press freedom'.

      robbie.crouch - 2011-11-16 08:22

      What has press freedom got to do with this report?

      Paul - 2011-11-16 08:37

      Robbie just having a dig at News24 and their speculative reporting. Thats why ' '.

  • Chris - 2011-11-16 08:15

    How on earth can there be such a thing as a prominent drug dealer. if he's prominent, by definition he's known, arrest him. for all the CSI wannabe's - wait until it all comes out before trying to piece together flim flam BS and inaacurate guesstimating.

  • marazor - 2011-11-16 08:17

    This Nigerian spin is a diversion … We all know who did it, he shed crocodile tears at the funeral, we all saw him

      Jan - 2011-11-16 13:48

      You are very right my friend. That was practiced the whole week. All for the cameras and photographers. Yes we all (those who are close to Chanelle and the family and who know the culprit)know who did it but is a very wise man who knows the law better than we all do from previous profession in law itself. This time the law may catch him out - hopefully.

  • Lorraine - 2011-11-16 08:23

    a Nigerian Drug dealer, Chanelle & a suspended police, it raises a lot of questions????????????

      Dudleygbu - 2011-11-16 08:49


      pokum - 2011-11-16 09:36

      The whole thing is so random, i still think that all these leads are just a diversion to allow the real perpetrators to disapear. Non of this makes any seense

  • Lee - 2011-11-16 08:31

    How does one know if that is one way the husband is making his money and many a time the family is targited to make sure the person involved in owing these drug lords know they mean business. Maybe this is the husbands plan in saying he was dealing in drugs and they tried to take his family out succeeding in killing one. It might all be a made up planned story to get rid of his wife otherwise they would have not waited for the kid to be dropped off first I'm pretty sure of that. Jusat food for thought.

  • Rudie - 2011-11-16 08:35

    Jeezze people knows how to blow a story up .........

  • Wayne - 2011-11-16 08:35

    So the suspended officer owns a ZX-9, eye witnesses describe seeing a big touring bike...anyone else see the problem here?

  • Lee - 2011-11-16 08:38

    @Janine nobody is jumping to conclusions, they are just making commments based on the story and sharing their thoughts of what might have happened. This is here for comments and discussions so chill a bit.

      Paul - 2011-11-16 08:44

      The article is all speculation so the comments are compounding the issue.

  • Whitemouse - 2011-11-16 08:51

    She donated organs, and lots of it, so no drugs in her body! She paid the price for somebody else. ex- husband, boyfriend,brother,father, kid in her class ,it will come out!She is the victim, we cannot jump to conclusions. Jared get a good laywer!

      PB - 2011-11-16 15:28

      the donated organs was my first thought as well - no way it would be used if it was off a drug addict.

  • Henning - 2011-11-16 09:31

    it's attention

  • George - 2011-11-16 09:35

    Maybe they shot the wrong person. Would'nt have been the first time

  • Tonya - 2011-11-16 09:39

    wow i just feel so sorry for her son for losing his mom.

  • K0BUSL - 2011-11-16 09:42

    from prom·i·nent - [prom-uh-nuhnt] 1. ...... 2. ...... 3. leading, important, or well-known: a prominent citizen. So Drug Dealers are now considered "Prominent Citizens" instead of notorious, infamous, disreputable criminals.... must be a New Age "religion" thing. Sorry if I am being pedantic, but the current lack of grammatical and literary skill shown by our reporters irks me beyond belief. As to the actual incident being reported on.......... mmmm, neither facts nor confirmations by the police or any other party are provided, but a lot of speculation and inuendo is dished up to Joe Public who jumps to his own conclusions and draws battle lines in the electronic nowhere to defend his opinion and rant at all those who differ.... Let us see objectively:- FACT 1 Women drops child at Creche 2 Women is shot 3 Perpetrators(two), wore black protective clothing and drove big black bike 4 Perpetrators escaped REASONABLE ASSUMPTION 1 This was not a random act UNKNOWN 1 Reason for Murder 2 Perpetrators Identity 3 Name of Person who ordered murder MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, maybe we should all watch a little less CSI.

  • Gary - 2011-11-16 09:47

    The problem here is the Nigerians, we should not allow these people in our country. These Nigerians are usually involved in something illegal

  • Charlie - 2011-11-16 10:02

    noone cares to think that the husband asked the nigerian to hire a hitman to kill her off? in the same way shrien dewani allegedly asked the taxi driver to get someone to kill his wife?

      Maria - 2011-11-16 10:26

      I agree with Charlie, its highly likely the ex was involved, the drugs are a cover up

      Jan - 2011-11-16 13:26

      You are very right Charlie. Nobody has anything to gain from the death of Chanelle. No money, no boyfriends etc. Somone must have paid for this - what has the husband to gain ? Something he could not get whilst she was still living. Very obvious isn't it.

  • eta.adam - 2011-11-16 10:13

  • desmond.subramani - 2011-11-16 10:13

    Good Work SAPS!.

  • Arthur - 2011-11-16 11:07

    It may well be that the husband is involved...we will have to wait and see what now comes out A Nigerian drug dealer...what is someone like this doing in our country?? I wish we could rid ourselves of these types of idiots...a boy of 5 now has to grow up without his mother...very sad

  • Jan - 2011-11-16 12:39

    These people questioned and suspected need to be brought to justice - yes - but the bastard that paid them needs to be ripped apart slowly. Hopefully someone squeeles and reveals more - probaby the ex cop as he ceratinly does not want to be in a position where criminals find him in their cells - hahahaha enjoy my friend. Lets prey that the "head hancho" gets nailed and shares these cells with the Nigerians. Yes, Nigerians were probably involved as they seem to have followed her before some time last year I seem to remember it being mentioned ?? Get all these eliments out of our system including "missing" docket offenders who get "paid" for them to get lost by "head hanchos".

  • taniac.swart - 2011-11-16 12:52

    @KAIZER and RIGHT - Although it is still a bit of a shock to see a white female date a black guy, it certainly is not uncommon. I don't give two ticks what other ladies prefer, it's there choice, I know what I prefer. The point is, a young lady's life was ended abruptly and violently, and I think we should not be narrow minded about who, what and where people prefer to live their lives. There are many likely scenarios. Let's just be grateful this has not happened in one of our families and let's pray that Henning's family would soon have the answers they so desperately need to all their questions. I think nowadays it doesn't mean you are white trailer trash if you are dating a black guy, it makes you a clever girl. Seriously.

      Jan - 2011-11-16 13:19

      i agree with you about "it is their choice". This lady however was still married and respected the vows even though seperated so she did not have any boyfriend, of any race or country of origin.This had nothing to do "sleeping around" but about ........., let the authorities proove it first.

  • Sonja - 2011-11-16 13:57

    for all those who speculate that Chanelle used drugs, she did NOT and NEVER did. This was a article, which I will have to do in bits as its too long to publish... The house where the assassination of young Pretoria mother Chanelle Henning was allegedly hatched was a den of drugs, sexual exploitation and child neglect. It is alleged that drugs and friends abounded, but food for children was not always on the table. A friend of the policeman who lived in the house in Pretoria Gardens told The New Age on Monday night, hours after the policeman and the owner of a superbike were taken in for questioning by the police, about goings-on at the house. “I had a lot of cases of assault in Pretoria against me and this oke always helped me sort out the dockets,” said the TNA source, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal. The policeman, known as “Troepie” was suspended from the SAPS about four months ago after a murder docket disappeared from the Hercules police station where he worked. “His wife, a beautiful woman in her 30s, with blue eyes and nice boobs, is a drug addict and totally hooked on CAT. As a result of drug abuse the children often went hungry. I sometimes helped them with money to buy food for the kids,” said the source.

  • Sonja - 2011-11-16 14:01

    the story continues... Four weeks ago, a man called ‘Spike’ moved into the house with his black Kawasaki ZX9. A coloured guy, Fox, also moved in and they were forever talking about things, but always stopped when I was around. Spike had served time in jail.” During a recent visit to the house, the source asked the housemates where Troepie was. “They said he had gone to Waverley to buy a .38 pistol. “Troepie later told me he was concerned because Spike and his wife were meeting with one of Pretoria’s big Nigerian drug dealers. Troepie told me that he begged them not to bring the Nigerian to his house,” said the source. According to the source, Spike brought 100g of CAT home valued at R50000 which he claimed to his housemates was given to him by the Nigerian. “I then left because I didn’t want to have anything to do with the drugs. Troepie walked out with me and I asked him what was going on. He said he would tell me later. “I told him leave the guns alone because I thought he wanted to commit suicide about the missing murder docket.” The Saturday before Chanelle Henning’s killing, Troepie was found by an acquaintance in the early hours wandering in Schuurman Street, Pretoria West, heavily under the influence of drugs. When he was taken back home he told the people helping him: “I got a .38, I have to shoot a woman. “My friend thought he was hallucinating and told him, ‘relax pal’. to continue..

  • Sonja - 2011-11-16 14:03

    last part... “The day after Chanelle Henning was shot I realised why Troepie bought the gun,” the source told The New Age. He claimed that the Nigerian had visited Troepie’s wife at the house in Pretoria Gardens to hand her a wooden box full of cocaine, saying: “This is yours.”

  • Eric - 2011-11-16 15:13

    If it was a "hit" then I would like to know the story behind "why". Was she maybe a witness that had to be removed. Lets wait and see as the story unravels.

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