Community service for Henning murder accomplice

Preshan Singh leaves the Pretoria Magistrate's Court after pleading guilty to firearm-related charges in the Chanelle Henning murder case. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

PRETORIA - Chanelle Henning murder accused Preshan Singh was on Thursday sentenced to three-years correctional supervision for supplying the weapon used to killed the young mother. 

The sentence was handed down in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. 

Henning was shot dead moments after dropping her son off at school in Faerie Glen, eastern Pretoria.

Singh pleaded guilty to a firearm and ammunition related charge.

He received a five-year suspended sentence.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Singh abided by his bail conditions and cooperated in the investigation.

Nel said Singh is an ideal candidiate for correctional supervision and has been ordered to perform three years community servive and undergo behavioural counseling.

Singh said he loaned his firearm to accused Willem Pieterse, but was unaware of what it was used for.

Pieterse and Gerhardus du Plessis pleaded guilty to murdering Henning and were sentenced to 18 years in prison.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)