'Henning murder plotted at pizzeria'

It emerged in court that Chanelle Henning’s alleged killers planned her attack in fine detail.

Andre Gouws gestures while appearing in the North Gauteng High Court in connection with Chanelle Henning's murder. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

PRETORIA - A meeting at a pizzeria in Sunnyside in Pretoria where Chanelle Henning's murder was allegedly planned again came under the spotlight on Monday at the North Gauteng High Court.

Andre Gouws and Ambrose Monye are standing trial for Henning's murder, who was shot dead moments after dropping off her son at pre-school in Faerie Glen, east of Pretoria, in November 2011.

Gouws is the close friend of Nico Henning, Chanelle's estranged multi-millionaire husband.

Convicted killer Gerhardus du Plessis said he met with Gouws a week before the murder to discuss finer details of their plan.

He said Gouws suggested that the hit should look like a house robbery, but this idea was dismissed because Henning's child would be with her then.

Defence advocate Daan Mostert said his client, Gouws, will say the meeting did happen, but only the details of Henning's address were discussed.

Gouws will deny ever instructing Du Plessis and his accomplice to kill her.

It emerged in court that Gouws had Henning followed at the behest of Nico.