Panayiotou returns to court for wife's murder trial

2016-10-17 07:33
Christopher Panayiotou (Derrick Spies, News24)

Christopher Panayiotou (Derrick Spies, News24)

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Port Elizabeth - The murder trial of Christopher Panayiotou and two other accused is set to continue at the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday.

Panayiotou, Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko are on trial on charges of conspiring, kidnapping, robbing and killing Jayde, a schoolteacher and Panayiotou’s wife, on April 21 last year.

They pleaded not guilty.

She was kidnapped while waiting for her lift outside her Stellen Glen complex on Deacon Road in Kabega Park, Port Elizabeth.

On Thursday the court heard testimony from Clarishka Kapp, a friend of Panayiotou's alleged mistress.

Kapp said Chanelle Coutts, Panayiotou's "mistress" wanted to meet with her on April 26 last year, five days after Jayde was killed.

Kapp was testifying for the State and being questioned by prosecutor Marius Stander.

Panayiotou had told her he loved Coutts, his store manager at the OK Grocer in Algoa Park, Kapp said.

She said she had photos of Coutts and Panayiotou together. Coutts sent her some showing the couple in bed.

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