Henning’s killers due in court

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Andre Gouws (top) and Ambrose Monye are seen at the Pretoria High Court after being found guilty of the murder of Chanelle Henning. File photo: Phill Magakoe

Johannesburg - The Pretoria High Court is expected to start hearing sentencing proceedings on Thursday in the case of two men convicted of murdering Chanelle Henning.

On November 27, the trial took a new turn when convicted murderer Andre Gouws offered to help with investigations into who else was involved with the murder.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel disclosed this in court as sentencing proceedings were about to get under way and asked the court to remove Gouws to the Villieria police station so that he could consult his attorney.

The court was been scheduled to start hearing sentencing proceedings after finding Gouws and former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye guilty of the contract murder of Henning.

Henning, 26, was shot dead in Faerie Glen in November 2011, shortly after dropping off her child at a creche.

Gouws and Monye had pleaded not guilty to five charges relating to an alleged conspiracy to commit the murder.

The State had argued that Monye and Gouws conspired with former policeman Gerhardus “Doepie” du Plessis and Willem “Pike” Pieterse (alias Tattoo).

Du Plessis and Pieterse are serving 18-year prison terms after confessing to their roles in the murder.

In his testimony, Gouws admitted that Chanelle's husband, Nico Henning, asked him to watch her to see if she used drugs.

The couple was going through a divorce and was fighting about custody of their child. - Sapa

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