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Henning murder accused back in court

Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws are back in court on Tuesday to be further heard on the Chanelle Henning murder.

Chanelle Henning
Chanelle Henning,Ambrose Monye,Andre Gouws,Gerhardus du Plessis,Faerie Glen,Willem Pieterse,Preshan Singh,Chanell Henning
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PRETORIA - The Pretoria Magistrate's Court will hear on Tuesday whether Chanelle Henning murder accused Ambrose Monye has appointed a new defence team.

The former Nigerian Olympic athlete could no longer afford his lawyer and advocate, but made it very clear at his last court appearance that he would rather represent himself than be appointed Legal Aid lawyer.

His friends and security company employees are thought to be scrambling to get money together in order appoint a new representative for him.

Monye is also expected to ask the court for bail.

His co-accused in the Henning murder, Andre Gouws, is also expected in court on Tuesday.

Gouws underwent surgery two weeks ago when he injured his hand in a prison fight.

A third accused Preshan Singh is negotiating a plea agreement with the state.

Henning was shot and killed, only moments after dropping her son off at school in Faerie Glen in eastern Pretoria in 2011.

Willem Pieterse and Gerhardus du Plessis, who were arrested along with the other three, pleaded guilty to charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in December 2011.

They entered into a plea agreement with the state and are serving an 18-year jail sentence for the murder of Henning.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)

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