Panayiotou back in court for wife's murder

2016-05-03 05:54
Christopher Panayiotou heads down to the holding cells. (Derrick Spies, News24)

Christopher Panayiotou heads down to the holding cells. (Derrick Spies, News24)

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Watch: Panayiotou back in court as case is postponed again

2016-01-11 12:24

Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused, who are on trial for the murder of his wife Jayde in April 2015, will have to wait until March for the case to be referred to the High Court. Panayiotou appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday morning, where the judge postponed the matter to March 11.WATCH

Port Elizabeth - Murder accused businessman Christopher Panayiotou and two of his alleged cohorts are expected back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

During their last appearance, the matter was postponed in order to secure a suitable date for the matter to be heard at the High Court for pre-trial proceedings. 

Panayiotou is accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife Jayde in April last year with co-accused Sizwezakhe Vumazonke and Sinethemba Nenembe.

Panayiotou was arrested on April 28 last year. He has been held at St Albans prison as an awaiting-trial prisoner, since both his initial bail application and subsequent appeal were denied.

Vumazonke and Nenembe were also still in custody.

It is alleged that Panayiotou paid 31-year-old Luthando Siyoli, a bouncer at his nightclub in Algoa Park, to hire a hitman, identified as Vumazonke, 30, to murder his wife.

Late in October last year, Nenembe, 28, was also linked to the case.

Siyoli has since turned State witness.

Read more on:    jayde panayiotou  |  christopher panayiotou  |  port elizabeth  |  crime

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