Henning suspects plead not guilty

The two men accused of plotting Chanelle Henning's murder both pleaded not guilty in a Pretoria court.

Former Nigerian Olympic athlete Ambrose Monye (L) and Andre Gouws (R), accused of murdering Chanelle Henning, appear in the North Gauteng High Court on 21 November 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

PRETORIA - The two men accused of plotting Chanelle Henning's murder both pleaded not guilty in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday.

The young mother was shot dead moments after dropping off her son at pre-school in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, back in November 2011.

The murder trial finally got underway after many lengthy postponements, but hit another snag when the translator was unavailable.

It is understood the first witness will testify in Afrikaans, but this will need to be translated into English for one of the accused.

Judge Johan Kruger adjourned the matter until Monday afternoon, when an interpreter would be available.

Nigerian national Ambrose Monye and co-accused Andre Gouws earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Henning's parents, Ivan and Sharon Saincic, attended the trial on Monday.