Hawks raid Henning properties

2012-05-17 12:36

Johannesburg - The Hawks were on Thursday morning raiding properties belonging to the ex-husband of murdered Pretoria mother Chanelle Henning.

"I can confirm we have a search-and-seizure [warrant] on five properties of Nico Henning," spokesperson Colonel McIntosh Polela said.

"A search warrant has been executed and is part of a wider investigation."

Henning is the ex-husband of 26-year-old Chanelle Henning, who was shot dead on November 8 last year after dropping off her 5-year-old son at a pre-primary school in Manitoba Drive in Faerie Glen, Pretoria.

Witnesses told the police at the time two men on a motorbike overtook her car and fired several shots. One hit her in the chest, killing her. Her car continued moving for about 100 metres before crashing into a rock on the pavement.

Police questioned Henning shortly after the murder. He was released without charge.

Two men involved in the murder, Willem Pieterse and Gerhardus du Plessis, are already serving 18-year jail sentences for their involvement. Du Plessis, a suspended police detective, confessed last year to being the gunman.

On Tuesday, the bail application of two other men accused of being involved in the murder was delayed in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. Former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye was still trying to arrange his legal representation. Monye and co-accused Andre Gouws would be back in court on May 24. The third accused in the matter was Preshan Singh.

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-17 12:42

    Hubby, they are coming for you... We have all know all along.

      Janice - 2012-05-17 13:18

      Someone needs to don a nappy round about now.....

      John - 2012-05-17 13:55

      Nico, you have not yet been found guilty but i have suspected that you were behind this, and when you found guilt i hope you rot and die a slow death in jail

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-05-18 15:15

      Well the state have Gerrie Nel as prosecutor, so I think Henning will sit. He for sure was the only person to gain by her death. Its always those closest to you, and those that will do the deed for greed!

  • Julie - 2012-05-17 12:46

    Waar daar 'n rokie is, is gewoonlik 'n vuurtjie!

  • npretorius2 - 2012-05-17 12:50

    The poor family! Still struggling to get closure! Its sad that these cases get dragged on for such a long time, mostly postponed by the perpetrators or their lawyers.

  • Chrono - 2012-05-17 12:51

    Only 6 months too late.

  • Eban - 2012-05-17 12:53

    oopsy daisy !!!

  • Caroline - 2012-05-17 12:55

    About time they searched hubby's house, send all those arrested for her murder to jail and see who sings first! The husband reeks of suspicion!

  • Schmee - 2012-05-17 13:06

    I'll be very surprised if he is not guilty. With some luck they have taken this long because they are making sure of their facts and to make sure the charge sticks.

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-05-17 13:06

    About time! The evidence that has been reported on has all pointed towards him.

  • Fussed - 2012-05-17 13:21

    Ok What evedance for a start. Do we even know what it is all about and what crime led to her murder

      elize.vankerckhoven - 2012-05-17 13:50

      @Fussed getting your two best friends to kill your ex wife. They were in a custody battle over the little boy.

  • Bernadette - 2012-05-17 13:26

    Finally some good news!!.....this has taken far too long!!!

  • elize.vankerckhoven - 2012-05-17 13:48

    Stubid man, get two of your best friends to kill your ex wife, not very bright!!

  • Nico - 2012-05-17 13:56

    I may get a lot of thumbs down for this, but I believe he is innocent. Don't you think his buddies would have squealed on him a long time ago if he was involved? Or bargained with prosecution for lighter sentences? Remember Fred van der Vyver...

  • Bernice - 2012-05-17 14:00

    I cannot wait for this whole saga to come to a head. There is so much more to this story then we know. I think the SHOCKER is still coming. This family deserves to put closure to this.

  • Joan - 2012-05-17 14:09

    Why kill Chanelle , for what reason ? she took care of her child.

  • annaline - 2012-05-17 14:17

    cannot wait for him to be arrested....still seeing him putting the rose on her coffin....hopefully this investigation will put a nail in yours Nico..

  • KATAFRICA - 2012-05-17 15:04

    I knew it!! Bastard! How can you organize a hit on the mother of your child!

  • Erich - 2012-05-17 15:06

    The mere fact that Henning and one of the co-accused were buddys must have indicated that Henning could have been involved, especially in the absence of any clear motive on the part of Pieterse, du Plessis and Monye. Why did the Hawks (and before them the SAP) waited so long before they commenced with search and seizure operations? It does require a brain surgeon to figure out that during all these months Henning and Co had all the time in the world to get rid of incriminating evidence. These (delayed) actions give new meaning to the concept of re-activeness.

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