Footage in Henning murder 'authentic'

2013-07-01 14:29

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Pretoria - Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage regarding Chanelle Henning the day before her murder is authentic, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday.

"No, I did not change [the footage] at all," Faerie Glen resident Francois le Roux said.

He testified he helped residents of Nevada Street in Faerie Glen, the area where Henning lived, acquire and monitor a CCTV system.

Le Roux said he heard through the media that Henning, aged 26, was followed before her murder.

He was testifying in the trial of Andre Gouws and former Nigerian athlete Ambrose Monye, accused of plotting Henning's murder.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to five charges relating to an alleged conspiracy to murder Henning.

Henning was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Faerie Glen on 8 November 2011 shortly after she dropped her child off at a crèche.

Le Roux said after hearing the media reports he decided to review the CCTV footage prior to her murder.

He explained the CCTV system was switched off for an upgrade on Monday 7 June 2011, and therefore he could only few footage up to that date.

He viewed the footage on 11 November after work.

"On the footage of Monday the 7th you see a person on a dark motorcycle coming from Manitoba Street."

He said the biker stopped on a street corner and answered a cellphone call.

"At that stage he took off his helmet and it was possible to see his face."

Le Roux said a white Hyundai, the same car Henning drove, left a complex in Nevada Street and headed towards a nearby crèche.

"The motorcycle followed the vehicle to the crèche."

He said he thought it was important information and the footage was handed to police on Sunday, 12 November.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Le Roux if police or Henning's family had asked him to view the footage.

"No, I decided since we had the camera system it would give an opportunity to assist the police," Le Roux testified.

Nel asked if he deleted any footage before giving it to police.

"I didn't even have a facility to edit any information on the hard disc," he replied.

On Monday Henning's parents and Gouws's mother were in court. Gouws's mother Lenie spoke to him and hugged him before proceedings started.

Former policeman Gerhardus du Plessis and Willem "Pike" Pieterse are serving 18-year prison terms after confessing to their roles in the murder.

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