'Nico Henning passed lie test'
A Hawks investigator testified that a message was sent to Nico Henning a day after Chanelle’s murder.
PRETORIA - The day after Chanelle Henning was murdered, her alleged killer Andre Gouws congratulated her estranged husband, Nico, after he passed a polygraph test.
This was revealed in the testimony of a forensic data analyst in the trial of Ambrose Monye and Gouws, currently being heard in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.
Monye and Gouws are accused of organizing a hit on the young mother.
Henning was gunned down shortly after she dropped off her son at a pre-school in Faerie Glen, east of Pretoria, back in November 2011.
Gouws is a close friend of Nico.
The Hawks' Francois Moller said he used forensic technology developed in Israel, to retrieve data deleted from a Blackberry cellphone.
On Gouws' handset, Moller found a deleted message sent to Nico the day after Chanelle was murdered.
Gouws said to Nico, "I'm proud of you my friend".
Moller said the message was sent two hours after Nico passed a polygraph test.
There was no other communication between the pair, even about Chanelle's murder.
Gouws testified that he hired her killers to follow her, but denied ever giving the instruction to murder.
Moller also recovered hundreds of pages of data, including photos from 10 seized phones.