WATCH: 'Secret video' shows Christopher Panayiotou saying 'it' should have looked like a robbery

By Nombulelo Manyana
14 June 2017

"I told you to let them do it outside the house," Jayde's husband can be heard saying.

A video of murder-accused Christopher Panayiotou speaking to alleged middleman Luthando Siyoni after his wife’s murder was viewed in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday morning after Judge Dayalin Chetty found it to be admissible.

Panayiotou is accused of hiring a hitman through a bouncer at his nightclub to have his wife Jayde killed on 21 April 2015.

According to The Herald, the secret recording was filmed in a wire-tapped car at the Algoa Park Steers just days after Jayde was shot dead.

In the video, Panayiotou tells Siyoni that since no possessions had been stolen as planned, so "it" now looked like "a hit" and not a robbery.

"I told you to let them do it outside the house and take the bags and the rings and then they didn’t take the watch or anything," Jayde's husband can be heard saying.

"They just left everything there, you see, so it looks like a hit now. So they are after me."

This video now forms part of the evidence before court.

The state and defence spent several weeks arguing the admissibility of the secret recording, with the defence claiming Siyoni was tortured by police and forced to get his former boss to incriminate himself.

The video comes from a sting operation which was set up by the police to trap Panayiotou.

Sources: The Herald, TimesLive

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