Chanelle Henning killer in tears

2012-11-27 18:18

Pretoria - Convicted murderer Willem Pieterse wiped tears from his face while testifying in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday about Chanelle Henning's murder.

Pieterse was testifying in the trial of former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye and André Gouws.

He told the court that Monye and Gouws met him and fellow convicted murderer Gerhardus du Plessis on various occasions to arrange Henning's murder.

The 26-year-old woman was shot dead while driving her car in Faerie Glen, Pretoria East, on November 8 2011 shortly after dropping off her child at a crèche.

‘I couldn’t shoot her’

Pieterse testified that there were two failed attempts to kill Henning.

The day before her murder he tried to kill her when Du Plessis pulled out at the last minute.

He said he phoned a man known as Sly - Monye's right-hand man - to tell him he had followed Henning.

"I said I was there, but I couldn't shoot her," Pieterse said.

Monye was angry because Henning was still alive, he said.

He was told to inform Du Plessis that Monye wanted it done as he had already given them money.

"Ambrose said if [Du Plessis] didn't do the job, he will shoot wives, children, dogs, everything."

Pieterse tearfully described waiting for Henning outside her housing complex and following her to the crèche. He parked his motorcycle behind her car.

"Du Plessis got off the bike and walked towards her door and fired one shot."
Her car moved forward past a tree and a stop sign.

"Du Plessis ran after the car and fired one more shot and the car ran down the road."

‘For drugs and money’

They drove off. Du Plessis was dropped off not far from the crèche.

He said this was done because police would look for two men on a bike.

"I phoned [Monye] and told him the job was done," Pieterse said.

When asked why he had taken the job, he replied: "Drugs and money."

Throughout his testimony, Henning's parents Sharon and Ivan Saincic cried.

Pieterse and Du Plessis claimed they would each have been paid R10 000 to carry out the shooting.

Both accepted a plea bargain and were convicted in December last year of murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and possession of unlicensed ammunition.

They were each sentenced to 18 years in prison.

  • godesha - 2012-11-27 18:27

    Too late for tears. Hope he lives with what he did for the rest of his miserable live.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-11-27 18:39

      It will be great when the smug grin disappears off that criminal's face when the life sentence is announced.

  • steele.oyle - 2012-11-27 18:29

    True face of the devil

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-11-27 18:31

    Only 18 years? my tax money feeds them~ take them into the courtyard and shoot them!

  • neal.badenhorst - 2012-11-27 18:33

    But who wanted her dead? Why were these people hired?

      george.pito - 2012-11-27 18:51

      Neal exactly she may just have been part of this drug thing. Everybvody just see the one side of the story.The motive is missing

      natascha.taurer - 2012-11-27 19:03

      No ways was she involved in drugs-knew her and she was the sweetest, kindest person ever! Child custody issue is where I believe this originated...

      Sally Lewitt - 2012-11-28 01:13

      Goes about control and custody of her son.. poor child, to pay for the 'sins' of his father all his life that still lay ahead of him.. RIP Chanelle..

  • dragonfire47 - 2012-11-27 18:41

    Oh BS hang the scum before he tell us how sick he is

  • jabumokoena.c.7 - 2012-11-27 18:44

    Tears my foet. He is not crying blood moes.

  • damian.sayers.7 - 2012-11-27 18:58

    My those tears as a form of lubrication for the slammer...I GOT A FEELING YOU ARE GOING TO BE QUITE POPULAR!!!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-11-27 19:41

    Scum, tears because you were caught?

  • Mandla - 2012-11-27 20:11

    those not are tears,are those souls kill they looking at you they will look at you untill u die schumbg f**kin sh**t nxaa!

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-11-27 20:15

    So randomly she is killed for drug money ,who paid who to hire you f face!!!!!!!!!!!! This case really gets to me that the cops can not nail the master mind

  • lunga.matsikechangu - 2012-11-27 20:17

    Crocodile's tears

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-27 20:21

    We know that western countries oppose Sharia Law.But Sharia Law is about prevention is better then court cases.Sharia Law u make an eg of 1 to save 1000.Western law u make an eg of 1000 to save 1.Strange?

  • phillip.marchant.52 - 2012-11-27 21:26

    He's a queen now, his jack and king are in the dock, and sooner rather than later the number one, the ace of spades, will be squeezed out of the pack. He knows it's coming, so keep a close watch on him, men in blue. Hidere, Ace! Gulp down with relish every-lung full of fresh air you can get. Take every penny you own and count them. Count them over and over on the mountain tops and in the fields, for soon you will forsake all of these things. Whether you choose the cowards way and give yourself a third eye, or whether you choose to take your chances in the people's court, where Chanelle will have the final word on your fate, you are soon going to meet your master, the one to whom you sold your soul so cheaply, and who now guffaws at you, as you contemplate the all consuming horror of descending into that deep, dark pit of desolation. Everyone knows who you are, and we patiently wait for your two yellow-spined canaries to find the right note...

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-11-27 21:36

    2 late 4 crocodile tears my boy?

  • jose.d.santos.9041 - 2012-12-05 09:22

    would love to smack the smirk off gouws face with a bat

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