6.12.2013 Nico Henning the husband of murded Chanelle Henning appearing in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday. Picture: Etienne Creux
6.12.2013 Nico Henning the husband of murded Chanelle Henning appearing in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday. Picture: Etienne Creux

Henning set to apply for bail

By Time of article published Dec 10, 2013

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Johannesburg -

Nico Henning, accused of killing his estranged wife Chanelle Henning, is expected to apply for bail in the Pretoria Regional Court on Tuesday.

On Thursday, the Pretoria High Court heard that Nico Henning manipulated his best friend and commissioned him to arrange the murder.

Daan Mostert, for convicted murderer Andre Gouws, 49, asked Gouws if he thought Henning had manipulated him when he allegedly ordered the hit on his wife.

“Without a doubt,” Gouws responded.

An emotional Gouws told the court his friend of 24 years had offered him R1 million to carry out the hit so he could get custody of their child. This was to be paid in monthly instalments of R50 000.

He said he would testify against Henning and had decided to tell the truth because “it was the right thing to do”.

Gouws and former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye were found 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 pleaded not guilty to five charges relating to a conspiracy to commit the murder.

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

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

The two men are being sentenced. - Sapa

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