Former Olympian in court for Henning murder
Ambrose Monye is believed to have orchestrated the men who killed Chanelle Henning.
PRETORIA - Chanelle Henning murder accused Ambrose Monye is expected to mount his bid for freedom in the Pretoria Magistrate's court on Friday morning.
The former Nigerian Olympic athlete will apply for bail more than six months after his arrest.
He delayed the application because of cash flow problems, which prompted his original lawyer to withdraw because he had not been paid.
The state has accused Monye of organising the killers Willem Pieterse and Gerhardus du Plessis to carry out the hit on Henning.
Monye and co-accused Andre Gouws go on trial in November.
In May, the Hawks swooped in and raided five properties, including the home and business of Henning's estranged husband Nico.
Nico features prominently in the indictment and despite being a suspect in the murder, he has not been arrested.
Allegations against Nico include him having his wife’s movements and interactions with various parties documented.
It is alleged that Gouws was hired by Nico to help him gain custody of his son.
Henning was shot and killed moments after dropping her son off at school in Faerie Glen in 2011.
(Edited by Clare Matthes)