Family demands #Justice4Jayde

2015-07-08 06:00
Michelle Inggs (middle, right), mother of the murdered Jayde Panayiotou, and Toni Inggs (middle, left), Jayde’s sister, and their friends are going to participate in the annual 5km Chocolate Run on August 8 with their #Justice4Jayde T-shirts. 

Michelle Inggs (middle, right), mother of the murdered Jayde Panayiotou, and Toni Inggs (middle, left), Jayde’s sister, and their friends are going to participate in the annual 5km Chocolate Run on August 8 with their #Justice4Jayde T-shirts. PHoto

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THE spotlight in which their family had been placed is overwhelming, but they appreciate every hug and sympathy they have received from others.

This is what an emotional Michelle Inggs, mother of the murdered teacher Jayde Panayiotou, said on Wednesday when a group of friends officially joined the #Justice4Jayde campaign.

“We stand up for Jayde as well as every other woman who are being suppressed,” Michelle said.

The message will be conveyed on August 8 – a day before Women’s Day – in Port Elizabeth’s streets when Michelle and Toni Inggs, sister of Jayde, together with others and all dressed in #Justice4Jayde T-shirts, participate in the annual Chocolate Run at Kings Beach.

The announcement came in the same week that Chanelle Coutts, mistress of Christopher Panayiotou, exclusively spoke to YOU magazine and then in a local English daily newspaper denied that she was paid for the interview.

Christopher was charged with conspiracy to murder on his wife Jayde. Coutts told YOU she believed in his innocence.

Michelle and Toni recently also experienced the support from the public in a fun run which they participated in #Justice4Jayde T-shirts.

“That fun run was a wonderful experience. So many people support us, and I appreciate every single hug that people have given me,” Michelle said.

In the three months since the murder of Jayde, the Inggs family heard in court how Christopher apparently had planned her murder for more than six months. According to the state he paid thousands of rands for the murder.

“The fun run is yet another attempt to put pressure on the courts so that justice will be done for Jayde,” Esmerie van Aarde, a friend of Toni, said.

Van Aarde is also the one that contacted Jason Gabriel, organiser of the Chocolate Run.

Gabriel said he immediately thought it was a wonderful idea when Van Aarde contacted him about #Justice4Jayde. “Their campaign reflects the principles of the fun run.”

Entry for the fun run R120 per person. Interested parties can still register on the day of the fun run at Kings Beach.

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