Henning cellphone evidence in question

Defence Advocate Daan Mostert questioned the admissibility of evidence in the case.

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 defence advocate of Chanelle Henning murder accused Andre Gouws on Wednesday questioned the admissibility of evidence used against his client.

This was heard during the cross-examination of a forensic data expert in the trial of former Nigerian athlete Ambrose Monye and Gouws, in Pretoria's North Gauteng High Court.

Monye and Gouws are accused of ordering the November 2011 hit on the young mother shortly after she dropped off her son at a pre-school in Faerie Glen, east of Pretoria.

Gouws is a close friend of Nico Henning, who is the estranged husband of Chanelle.

Advocate Daan Mostert questioned whether the Hawks' Francois Moller followed the correct procedure to acquire his client's cellphone records.

He also asked whether Gouws' handset was processed in terms of procedure.

But before Mostert could 'spill the beans', he asked for a postponement as he needed more time to finish this particular line of questioning.

The matter will resume in April 2013.

On Tuesday, the court heard that Gouws congratulated her estranged husband, Nico, after he passed a polygraph test.

Moller uncovered messages sent to Nico, by Gouws, a day after Chanelle was killed.