Henning murder case moved to high court

2015-01-15 10:25

Pretoria - Nico Henning, accused of the murder of his estranged wife, Chanelle, will be tried in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in October.

Henning appeared briefly in a packed courtroom in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday. The matter was referred to the superior court from 5 to 9 October.

Henning is to be tried for the murder of his estranged wife and conspiracy to commit murder.

The 26-year-old mother was killed in a drive-by shooting shortly after dropping off their child at a creche in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, in November 2011.

Henning's friend Andre Gouws, 49, and Nigerian former athlete Ambrose Monye have both been sentenced to life in prison for the murder.

Two other men, Gerhardus "Doepie" du Plessis and Willem "Pike" Pieterse, are serving 18-year prison terms after confessing to their roles in the killing.

Gouws testified during his sentencing proceedings that Henning paid him R1m to carry out the hit so he could get custody of his child.

Henning handed himself to the police in Villieria, Pretoria, on 6 December last year, following Gouws's testimony the previous day.

  • Jeremy Thewasp - 2015-01-15 10:50

    Your turn to face Gerrie Nel Mr Henning - Enjoy!

  • Claire A Ingram - 2015-01-15 10:51

    This man's behaviour reminds me so much of my ex husband it's frightening. I hope that justice is served in this instance!

  • Mark Theunissen - 2015-01-15 10:52


  • Amanda van den Berg - 2015-01-15 11:11

    Hope there is justice with this case and not a system failure again!

  • Dawid Venter - 2015-01-15 11:31

    White piece of faeces. THe wheel turns maybe not fast enough for some peoples liking but when you get under it it is over. Some people think money can buy everything. Money can not buy you freedom. And this is a man that sat in church on Sundays.

  • Shaun Ledlie - 2015-01-15 11:50

    Under no circumstances is the following comment to be construed as condoning the murder of the mother of the child or any mother for that matter . However one has to ask what are the circumstances that pushed Henning,( if he is in fact guilty ) to the point of arranging a murder ? The courts , family advocate and unscrupulous attorneys , can deprive a father of any contact with minor children . This is done maliciously and for no good reason, Could the draconian legal process have pushed him to that point ??? Could the system not be seen as complicit in this affair ???

      Claire A Ingram - 2015-01-15 12:26

      This wasn't the situation here. Mr Henning was trying to gain sole custody of his child and deprive his estranged wife the contact. This man is a narcissist who was going to get his way at any cost.

  • Mary Mone - 2015-01-15 12:08

    Will he have a fan club like Oscar? Maybe he can also bring up some disability when the time is right

      Rob Patrick Harford - 2015-01-15 12:19

      he is not as handsome, or as disabled, but 'Team Nico' works for me!

  • Phumi Mlokoti - 2015-01-15 13:19

    Nico Henning. What a weak man.

  • Elize De Villiers - 2015-05-11 14:05

    From the very first day I knew it was him. Everybody goes on about Oscar but at least he was found guilty on something. Dewani walked out a free man! I just hope this one doesn't get off because I am not sure what exactly they have on him. He pretty much cleaned up behind him like Gert van Rooyen.

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