Panayiotou murder case postponed to August

JUNE 19, 2015

Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused, Luthando Siyoli and Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court. This was the first time that the three men, who are accused of conspiring to abduct and kill Panayiotou's wife, Jayde, met face to face in court.

The men sat in the dock at respectable distances and tried not to make eye contact. Only Vumazonke appeared in leg chains.

The case was postponed to 13 August to allow for further investigations. This is the second postponment in this case.

Panayiotou and alleged hitman, Vumazonke, are facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping, other charges in relation to Jayde's death in April this year.

Their alleged dealings were conducted through a middleman, Siyoli, who has since turned state witness.

Panayiotou, who is a Port Elizabeth is believed to have paid around R70 000 for his wife's murder. 

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