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Gauteng
May 4 2012 7:07AM
 
Henning suspect 'runs out of cash'
Ambrose Monye,Picture: FATI MOALUSI
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Abram Mashego

Suspected drug lord and murder accused Ambrose Monye is running out of money.

Monye is facing murder charges for last year's drive by shooting of a Pretoria teacher Chanelle Henning, 26.

Henning, a mother of one from Faerie Glen, was gunned down on November 8 by two hit men who claim to have been contracted by Monye.

She had just dropped her son off at crèche. Monye, who is linked to one of the suspects, Andre Gouws. Gouws, who is said to be a friend to Henning's estranged husband Nico, was supposed to apply for bail yesterday.

Monye's lawyer, Peter Jay, told the Pretoria Magistrate's Court yesterday he was withdrawing from the case due to lack of funds. "Monye owes me a substantial amount of cash," Jay told The New Age.

Gouws who is also a suspect in the gruesome killing of the young Pretoria mother was also not in court.

It is understood that the former Sunnyside policeman and a small-town debt collector is in hospital following a prison gang fight.

Former police constable Gerrit "Doepie" du Plessis and self-confessed drug addict Willem Pieterse are both serving 18-year sentences after reaching a plea agreement with the state.

Du Plessis confessed to having pulled the trigger, while Pieterse confessed to having driven the black Kawasaki superbike that was used in the hit.

The other suspect, Preshan Singh, who allegedly supplied the hit men with a .38 revolver and was released on R5 000 bail, also appeared in court yesterday.

abramm@thenewage.co.za

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