Henning case: Accused agrees to expose husband
A man convicted of Chanelle Henning’s murder has agreed to reveal her husband’s alleged involvement.
JOHANNESBURG - In a dramatic turn of events one of the men found guilty of murdering Pretoria mother Chanelle Henning has agreed to spill the beans on her husband's alleged involvement in the crime.
On Monday, in the North Gauteng High Court, Ambrose Monye and Andre Gouws, who is a close friend of the young mother's husband Nico, were found guilty of plotting her murder.
The state has maintained that Nico is a suspect and that he had the motive for his wife's murder, but never had the evidence to prove it.
Chanelle Henning was shot and killed in 2011 after dropping her son off at school.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel started proceedings this morning by saying there had been a significant development in the murder case.
He told Judge Johan Kruger that one of the accused has decided to assist the state in investigating another person involved in the crime.
The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that person is Nico's close friend Gouws.
It was heard during Gouws and Monye's trial that Nico had the motive to have his wife killed in order to obtain custody of his son.
Gouws will be held at the Villieria Police Station, where investigators can question him.
Drug addict Wilhelm Pieterse and disgraced policeman Gerhardus du Plessis confessed and were sentenced for their involvement the crime in December 2011, just a month after the shooting.
The two then turned state witness and implicated Gouws and Monye.