Slain mom 'saw bikers day before hit'

2011-11-09 08:28

Johannesburg - The Pretoria mother who was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle had told her father that a bike had followed her to work.

Chanelle Henning, 26, told her father Ivan Saincic, 49, that she was worried about the bike that had followed her to work on Monday, reported the TimesLive.

Her father told her to look out for it again on Tuesday so something could be done about it if it happened again.

But on Tuesday Henning was shot dead as she left the Montessori Preschool where she dropped off her son.

Henning was shot three times and died on the scene.

A spokesperson from the neighbourhood watch said residents had told him that the same motorbike was waiting near the school before the shooting.

Shocked family members gathered at the scene and her mother cried uncontrollably.

Media reports speculated whether the shooting had anything to do with her estrangement from her husband, with whom she was locked in a difficult divorce process.

A police spokesperson said they were hoping to make an arrest soon.

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  • MWF - 2011-11-09 08:36

    What is going on in this world. Tragic! If this was a "hit" as it certainly seems to be, the Husband should be executed in the most painful of ways, slowly. No matter how difficult or straining, their divorce may have been, how can you kill, in cold blood, the mother of your child!? Sick world.

      Betweenuandme - 2011-11-09 11:00

      I think it shows how irrational, desperate or even crazy the husband's judgement is at the moment. For one, how can he murder the mother of his child (no matter how much he despises her right now) and secondly, how does he think he'll get away with it? Obviously the police will investigate him first.

      arthurbrigg - 2011-11-09 13:20

      Unless you're a cop or have inside information you can't assume it's the father, even though it's the first obvious person to suspect. It could be a number of other things or other people for other reasons.

      Derek - 2011-11-09 13:21

      What it really shows is how people speculate and make assumptions without facts.

      Betweenuandme - 2011-11-09 14:02

      @Derek: An estranged husband, custody battle ... it's not rocket science. Most normal people don't get taken out by a hit.

  • Peter - 2011-11-09 08:39

    Very sad.

  • Paul - 2011-11-09 08:45

    The only problem is that they now have to prove it, and seeing how proffessional this was done, I doubt very much that the police will find any evidence linking the father to this. Sad to say, but these sort of hits very seldom get solved.

      Pur - 2011-11-09 09:16

      @Paul: Agree. Suspicion is one thing but a conviction requires solid proof, and solid proof requires physical evidence and convincing witnesses. I very much doubt this one will ever get to a court unless someone starts blabbing.

      Shanna - 2011-11-09 09:30

      With the competency of our Police Force I doubt if this will be solved, RIP

      markdeanbrown - 2011-11-09 14:45

      Margie, how can you say that it is certain that the perpetrators will be punished? Have you opened a newspaper recently?

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-09 18:18

      @ markdeanbrown – For the kind of judgement Margie is talking about you do not open a newspaper. You open a bible.

  • Sidima - 2011-11-09 08:47

    Its the husband. Amateurish execution. Watches too many movies. Let the bastard rot is jail. So sad that the kids will soon have no parents to look after them. So young...

  • benicenow - 2011-11-09 09:08

    no matter what this woman did not deserve to die, hope the guilty party is dealt with in a manner that will cause him excruciating misery for a very very long time to come! to the family, my deepest sympathy for this tragic loss you have suffered & may you all find a little peace in time! Chanelle may you rest in peace!

      markdeanbrown - 2011-11-09 14:43

      The chances of those involved being found, convicted and sentenced appropriately are slim. That's the State of this Nation.

  • Abdul - 2011-11-09 09:09

    hang them

      markdeanbrown - 2011-11-09 14:41

      Who would decide on this, the often corrupt and lazy judges who (are supposed to) draw their findings upon shoddy evidence from an even more corrupt and incompetent SAPS? No Sir, the death sentence might bring a more fair sentence to some, but it can also bring great injustice to others, especially when your crime and punishment authorities are in the state that they are in.

  • drishworth - 2011-11-09 09:11

    @Silver - I can understand why people may feel inclined to give the thumbs down but Silver has a very valid point - only to be understood by those who have experienced such a situation. For those that have I'm sure the thought has crossed their mind that they wished they could 'remove the problem forever'. It's just incomprehensible though that such thoughts could be put into action. We don't know that this is the case here but that doesn't detract from what Silver has said. This is a very tragic incident - my heart bleeds for the little boy left behind. Deepest condolences to Chanelle's family.

      alanaR.rodriguez - 2011-11-09 12:26

      Noted Silver's comments has been removed.... They don't seem to like the truth on News24...

  • Mart - 2011-11-09 09:13

    I blame society's tolerance of the evil which pervades us. The Government of this day also sets an extremely poor example of honour and discipline. Have YOU said NO to murderers and rapists and vowed to do whatever you can to 'cancel' all of them. Get serious about making this committment and go underground if you need to. To Government we are just a game of numbers and the time is overdue to rectify this status quo.

  • Ross - 2011-11-09 09:28

    I know someone who was friends with Chanelle and lived two blocks away from the preschool. A while back the father after losing custody, kidnapped the child and was on the run for 5 days before he was returned. As a result he was issued with a restraining order and never allowed to see the child without the presence of a social worker. The father has some mental problems which was the reason for the divorce in the first place. He is wealthy and could afford to pay for a hit.

  • Danielle - 2011-11-09 09:46

    Men should be raised by Mothers to accept the consiquinces of their choices. He must have done something for her to want to divorce him, and the only way he could resolve the problem is with violence. Now his son is an orphan and he is still without her. What a coward! Hope he rots in jail.........Irma

      Jvw1979 - 2011-11-09 11:16

      @Danielle, i'd like to quote you here. "He must have done something for her to want to divorce him"... Really?? So it's impossible maybe she got involved with another guy and wanted to be rid of him, and he had to suffer the indignation of losing the right to see his child every day, and possibly the love of his life with another man. Not to mention her walking off with half of his wealth. You are very naive it seems.

  • dumisile.nene - 2011-11-09 10:23

    Shame man:(

  • Linda - 2011-11-09 10:30

    The ANCYL and Julius Malema did it.

  • khanyisa.sulo - 2011-11-09 10:55

    I must say I'm impressed with y'all, you can actually have a clean debate without mentioning the words: 'black / white' we're making some progress SA

      Nyiks11 - 2011-11-09 11:22

      Don't get ahead of yourself , race is not mentioned because this does not seem like a racially motivated murder .Had she died from a hijacking gone wrong then oooo la laaa it would have been black this and that . and who said mentioning race contaminates a debate ?

      markdeanbrown - 2011-11-09 14:34

      Valid point there Khanyi. Great to see that we can look beyond the vile and wholly artificial construct of race and be united in our condemnation of this despicable act. My heart bleeds for her child, who will now grow up without a mother who might have loved him endlessly.

  • Nyiks11 - 2011-11-09 11:05

    A lot can go horribly wrong between couples when divorce proceedings commence and lot of horrible thoughts can cross one's mind especially when that one feels aggrieved . People need to exercise selfrestraint and not act out of anger in situations like this , killing someone or having someone killed is a permanent solution to what is probably a temporary problem

  • Eileen - 2011-11-09 11:20

    Is it wrong to ask why God allows suffering? Some worry that asking such a question means that they do not have enough faith or that they are showing disrespect for God. When reading the Bible, however, you will find that faithful, God-fearing people had similar questions. For example, the prophet Habakkuk asked God: “Why is it that you make me see what is hurtful, and you keep looking upon mere trouble? And why are despoiling and violence in front of me, and why does quarreling occur, and why is strife carried?”—Habakkuk 1:3. Do you know why people make the mistake of blaming God for all the suffering in the world? In many cases, they blame Almighty God because they think that he is the real ruler of this world. They do not know a simple but important truth that the Bible teaches The Bible clearly states: “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19) When you think about it, does that not make sense? This world reflects the personality of the invisible spirit creature who is “misleading the entire inhabited earth.” (Revelation 12:9) Satan is hateful, deceptive, and cruel. So the world, under his influence, is full of hatred, deceit, and cruelty. That is one reason why there is so much suffering.

  • Johan - 2011-11-09 11:28

    It's a sad world when bullets are a means to an end. No matter who or what you were, no one deserves to die this way. RIP

      aletta.vanderwatt - 2011-11-09 11:45

      What is her father's occupation? Maybe it's nothing to do with the husband but a revenge hit against the father - just stirring!

  • Moena - 2011-11-09 12:07

    SA is a sick place ful stop

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