5 in court over Chanelle murder

2011-11-23 13:32

Pretoria - Five men appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of young mother Chanelle Henning.

Magistrate Maryke de la Rey postponed the matter to November 29 for a formal bail application.

Suspended police detective Gerhardus Petrus du Plessis, 34 appeared with co-accused Andre Gouws, 47, Willem Pieterse [age unknown], Ambrose Monye, 37, and Preshan Singh, 24.

Singh notified the court that he had changed his lawyer and was now represented by Kineil Muthray.

Du Plessis was represented by legal aid lawyer, Martin Botha, and Gouws was represented by Jacques Beetge.

Monye was represented by Advocate Andre Swanepoel and Pieterse was represented by a legal aid representative.

The five men were arrested after the murder the 26-year-old mother of one in the Tshwane suburb of Faerie Glen.

  • Gareth-P - 2011-11-23 13:39

    Soon we will find out who Organized the hit!!!!!!

      Servaas - 2011-11-23 14:14

      1st if all, Pretoria, not Tswane. 2nd of all, does anyone know what the motive for the murder was?

      MoAfrika - 2011-11-23 14:39

      @ServaasD, Pretoria is the central only, everything else surrounding and including the Central, PTA North, West etc is called Tshwane :) pls try inform urself

      makesuthink - 2011-11-23 15:09

      @ Mof Rika You Say Pretoria is the central only but in the next sentence say including central is Tshwane Please decide if you are capable which is which. Also only a few call it Tshwane

  • Gregory - 2011-11-23 13:39

    And the 6th, the initiator of this heinous deed, should soon be joining them, irrespective of wealth or status.......................

      Deon - 2011-11-23 13:48

      It seems this person knows the law and has been carefull in leaving no traces to connect him or her. My money is still on the husband.

  • procold2 - 2011-11-23 13:40

    dont give them bail on the 29th, these men are all murderers even though it was just one shooter,wonder when we going to find out who the mastermind behind this is, my money is still on the ex somehow might be wrong.

      Garvon - 2011-11-23 21:47

      I like it when there is more than one alleged accused. Sooner one will crack and turn into a state witness. Through this the truth will be unvailed via plea bargaining.

  • Benmica - 2011-11-23 13:51

    Who has a motive....

  • StarStruck - 2011-11-23 13:52

    Faerie Glen is a suburb in the city Pretoria!! There is no need to confuse the readers about where some of us live.

  • Marion - 2011-11-23 14:12

    This article is more about which lawyers are involved (free advertising) than the actual case !! Why are they still messing about with bail hearings. That should have been done and dusted and denied long ago.

  • AndrĂ© - 2011-11-23 14:25

    Yip, the sensitive readers from up north missing the point again. More worried about Pretoria or Tshwane than the real issue at hand !

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2011-11-23 14:29

    I thought du Plessis had confessed to pulling the trigger?

      Deon - 2011-11-23 14:36

      He has pleaded guilty but was asked / told to do it by others.

  • Charlotte - 2011-11-23 14:34

    Du plessis confessed to pulling the trigger. Why should he be allowed to even apply for bail. You cannot tell me that noone knows the connection between these men. that noone knows where the instructions came from and the motive for everything. wait until they are put on the stand. pressure can be a hell of a thing.

  • DCB - 2011-11-23 14:47

    the "husband" organised the hit.....................

      Braam - 2011-11-23 15:00

      is jou batterie pap?

  • Reynold - 2011-11-23 16:44

    THANX to the police for doing their jobs great. we always bitch about them but the detectives are on the ball. thanx for your unwavering effort.

  • Gail - 2011-11-23 16:53

    One of the reports said the motive was financial.

  • Lynn - 2011-11-23 17:47

    They should not get bail. They took a life. Left a child without a mother. Why do they deserve anything.

  • Moi - 2011-11-24 10:15

    So basically an article just to tell us who the lawyers are???

  • Du - 2011-11-24 11:13

    Gilfriend of Gouws stated that he was a friend of the Henning's which obviously includes the family - not only friend of the estranged husband. Search the whole family - I bet you somebody owed a lot of money to very dangerous people. Why else would a lovely young lady be shot?

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