Judge in Henning case left frustrated

Judge Johan Kruger was left frustrated after having to postpone the Henning murder trial, again.

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 - Judge Johan Kruger presiding in the murder trial of Chanelle Henning said he was growing increasingly frustrated with the ongoing delays in the matter.

Proceedings were abandoned again on Monday because an interpreter was unavailable.

An Afrikaans-to-English interpreter was needed for Ambrose Monye's Nigerian translator.

This was another setback for the State which was ready to proceed with the case since last Monday.

State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said they will go on without a translator, if one is not available on Tuesday.

Nel also said they will help the accused to catch up when one is available.

A total of 10 days were set for the matter to be heard, but with all the postponements, only four are left.

It is unlikely the State will finish presenting its case in the prescribed time, so new dates would have to be set for next year, should it be needed.

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