Panayiotou bought huge home for Jayde - report

2015-05-20 07:32
Christopher Panayiotou in court. (Derrick Spies, News24)

Christopher Panayiotou in court. (Derrick Spies, News24)

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Port Elizabeth - Chris Panayiotou had bought a house in a sought-after area in Port Elizabeth that he was going to move into with his wife Jayde, the woman he’s accused of having killed.

The house has four large bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a massive open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, with a built-in braai, reported The Times.

The property was registered in the murder-accused’s name and cost R2.2m.

Panayiotou is expected to return to the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday where his bail hearing will resume.

It is expected that prosecutors will argue that Panayiotou’s alleged affair with an employee drove him to murder his wife because he couldn’t afford the financial costs involved with two women, reported eNCA.

The businessman’s alleged mistress, Chanelle Coutts, may also be called to testify in the murder trial, her lawyer confirmed to News24.

Port Elizabeth lawyer Danie Gouws confirmed that he had been assigned to look after the interests of Coutts and that he had been informed that she would be a State witness.

"It really is important to make a distinction here. She is not a section 204 witness, namely a witness who is party to the crime and is turning State witness in exchange for a lesser sentence, but rather that the state prosecutor has indicated that she may be called upon to give testimony during the court case for the State," he said.

Gouws also indicated that he would be looking at cases of civil defamation for Coutts, following allegations that she was having an affair with Panayiotou.

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