AS IT HAPPENED: No action in Panayiotou case

2016-11-09 15:00

After a day of delays court has been adjourned to proceed at 09:30 in the Panayiotou case. Siyoni has been warned to be at court at 09:00 by Judge Chetty.

The accused in the Panayiotou case

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Last Updated at 18:40
09 Nov 15:12

Chetty briefly addressed Siyoni's attorney, Zolile Ngqeza, and told him that he was inappropriately dressed as he was not wearing his robe.

He warned Siyoni to be at court at 09:00 tomorrow.

09 Nov 15:04

09 Nov 15:03
Court is officially postponed to tomorrow 09:30.

09 Nov 14:41
Daubermann has now been called out of the court which means both defence teams as well as state prosecutor are out of court again.

09 Nov 14:27

Now waiting for Marius Stander, both defence teams are in court.

The accused have not been brought in yet.

09 Nov 14:22

Siyoni in the waiting room outside Court A.

(Werner Hills Netwerk24)

09 Nov 14:19
Luthando Siyoni, the former bouncer who is believed to have acted as the middleman and who has become a section 204 witness has been seen in the corridors.

09 Nov 14:17

09 Nov 14:14

Court is packed ahead of the Panayiotou case.

(Derrick Spies, News24)

09 Nov 11:29
WATCH: Chantelle Coutts arrives in court for Panayiotou hearing

09 Nov 11:26
Court will reconvene at 14:15.

09 Nov 11:21
The defence and State have now left to consult in chambers.

09 Nov 11:20
The accused are now being led back down to the holding cells.

09 Nov 11:11
The hold-up is apparently due to due witnesses who have not arrived.

09 Nov 11:10
Coutts is not expected to testify today.

09 Nov 10:39

Chanelle Coutts arriving in court.

(Derrick Spies, News24)

09 Nov 10:09
Court is due to start at 11:15.

09 Nov 10:05

09 Nov 10:01

09 Nov 09:58

09 Nov 09:57

09 Nov 09:55
Still waiting to start, neither defence nor state prosecutor are in court.

09 Nov 09:37

The Inggs family.

(Derrick Spies, News24)

09 Nov 09:30

The accused have arrived in court.

(Derrick Spies, News24)

09 Nov 09:08

Defence in Panayiotou trial objects to Facebook link

The latest evidence linking an accused in the Jayde Panayiotou trial to a cellphone number has been labelled inadmissible by his defence attorney, who has accused the State of a trial by Facebook.

The accused, Sinethemba Nenembe, is alleged to have been part of a conspiracy to murder Jayde in April last year.

Her husband Christopher Panayiotou is accused of orchestrating her murder.

It is the State's case that Panayiotou approached a bouncer, Luthando Siyoni, at his night club and asked him to hire a hitman, Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, to murder her.

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