Judge denies Panayiotou access to police docket

DECEMBER 8, 2015

Port Elizabeth businessman, Christopher Panayiotou, who is accused of masterminding the abduction and murder of his 29-year-old wife Jayde, was denied access to the State's case docket in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday.

High Court judge, Dayalin Chetty dismissed an application for copies of the docket, which was handed to the High Court by Panayiotou’s legal team.

The defence team has said that they want to use the docket as part of a new bail application, after two of Panayiotou’s bail bids had been denied, one in Port Elizabeth and the other in Grahamstown.

Panayiotou currently remains in custody at St Albans prison and will return to court on the 11th of January.

Meanwhile, the families of Jayde Panayiotou and Reeva Steenkamp are organising a march, which will be taking place at the Port Elizabeth beachfront on Wednesday, in honour of the deceased women.

This march will also be showing the families’ support for the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which is coming to an end this Thursday.

Toni Inggs, who is Jayde’s sister, has invited everyone who has lost loved ones in violent crimes to join in the march.