Chanelle Henning murder accused Ambrose Monye played a significant role in the plot to murder the young mother, a magistrate said on Friday.
The comments were made during the former Nigerian Olympic athlete’s bail application in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.
Henning was gunned down by two motorcyclists in November, just moments after dropping off her son at a pre-school in Faerie Glen, east of Pretoria.
Earlier on Friday, Monye’s bail application was bail dismissed.
Magistrate Edmund Patterson said he did not believe Monye was the mastermind of Henning’s murder, but found he played a crucial part in securing the men to assassinate her.
The prosecution maintains that Henning’s estranged husband, Nico, arranged the hit.
Patterson added that cellphone data corroborated with information provided by the convicted killers, thus implicating Monye and co-accused Andre Gouws.
In December, Willem Pieterse and disgraced cop Gerhardus du Plessis were convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in jail.
Patterson ruled that Monye was exposed as a liar in some of his testimony.
Monye and Gouws are set to go on trial in the North Gauteng High Court in November.
In July, Preshan Singh was sentenced to three-years of correctional supervision for supplying the weapon used to kill the 26-year-old mother.
He admitted he loaned his unlicenced firearm to Pieterse, but said he was not aware what it would be used for.