Chanelle Henning murder accused in court

2011-12-14 08:23

Johannesburg - Three men will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Faerie Glen mother Chanelle Henning.

Last month, two of the men, Gerhardus du Plessis and Willem Pieterse entered into plea-bargain talks with the State.

Prosecutor Andrea Johnson previously said that should the negotiations be concluded earlier, the matter may be disposed of by the court on or before Wednesday.

Johnson conveyed this to the court during the appearance of Du Plessis and Pieterse alongside a third accused, Andre Gouws, 47.

Du Plessis, a suspended police detective, has confessed to being the one who gunned Henning down.

The 26-year-old was shot dead on Tuesday November 8 while driving home after dropping off her 5-year-old son at a pre-primary school in Manitoba Drive in Faerie Glen, Pretoria.

Witnesses told the police that two men on a motorbike overtook her car and fired several shots.

One hit her in the chest, fatally wounding her. Her car continued moving for about 100m before crashing into a rock on the pavement.

  • Kevin - 2011-12-14 08:27


      Napolita - 2011-12-14 09:31

      Kevin, that's legally impossible.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-14 09:42

      Surely a plea bargain would include the name of the mastermind. Why is he still free?

  • Sharon - 2011-12-14 08:32

    Death to the killers,,,,,,

  • Jason - 2011-12-14 08:37

    Cant wait to hear all the facts, Should be very interesting. Once in prison Du Plessis is in big trouble being an ex detective. I think this will a better punishment than death.

      J-Man - 2011-12-14 09:13

      That might be true...but you're paying for it.

  • Ashley - 2011-12-14 08:58

    Still want to know who the brains are behind this hit??????

      Hans - 2011-12-14 09:44

      Did they reveal the motive for the killing?

      procold2 - 2011-12-14 11:12

      me to and why, sure we will find out soon enough now that the plea bargin talks are nearing an end.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-14 09:18

    No plea bargaining!! Good policework caught these fu(kers, now the courts must do their work and hang these a$$holes! Bring back the death penalty!!

  • anthony.swart - 2011-12-14 09:19

    Savage cowards, typical criminals...KILL plea bargains! no mercy! remove them from society for eternity and make Darwin proud

  • Napolita - 2011-12-14 09:36

    Bargaining is part of what happens in legal cases: - Bees Roux (Blue Bulls player, former?) killed a cop and he's out partly/mainly on bargaining - Brett Kebble's killers are out (boxing) partly/mainly on bargaining ...the list goes on. Until you change the law that make bargaining lawful/possible then there's nothing you can legally do to stop bargaining. No insults please...

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-14 09:39

      Gee thanks, what a profound revalation! Sign up at you local law society.

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-14 09:54


      Roberto - 2011-12-14 10:01

      What's the chance of me getting a bargaining if I kill a politician?

  • Coral - 2011-12-14 10:28

    Does anybody know yet why this was done?

  • Benita - 2011-12-14 12:56

    So we still have no clue why she was actually killed... all these darn articles with no real info at all :/

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