Henning murder middle-men to appeal life sentences in Supreme Court

2016-08-18 06:13
Chanelle Henning

Chanelle Henning

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Bloemfontein - Convicted killers Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws are expected to appeal their life sentences, handed down for the contract killing of Chanelle Henning five years ago, in the Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday.

Henning was shot by two men on a motorbike in Faerie Glen, in the east of Pretoria, shortly after dropping her son off at crèche on 8 November 2011.

She had been in the process of a divorce and custody battle with her husband Nico Henning, who was arrested after Gouws alleged the businessman had offered him R1m to have her murdered.

Gouws then paid Monye, a former Nigerian Olympic athletic, R50 000 to find the hitmen.

Gerhardus du Plessis and Willem Pieterse, both former policemen, pleaded guilty to Henning’s murder and were sentenced to 18 years behind bars.  

Monye and Gouws were sentenced in 2014 in the North Gauteng High Court.

Despite confessing their guilt following their conviction and prior to sentencing, Judge Johan Kruger described Monye and Gouws as callous, cold-blooded killers and handed them life imprisonment, News24 previously reported.

This after prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked for 20-year sentences for the duo.

Henning’s trial reportedly starts on October 10 in the Pretoria High Court.

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