Christopher Panayiotou’s application for leave to appeal his conviction was dismissed in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. Panayiotou was found guilty of murder in November last year and was sentenced to life for orchestrating the killing of his wife, Jayde. His co-accused, Sinethemba Nenembe and[…]
A video recording in which Christopher Panayiotou allegedly implicated himself in his wife’s murder, was ruled admissible by Judge Dayalin Chetty in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday. The trial-within-a-trial dealt with the admissibility of an undercover police sting operation where the businessman allegedly implicated himself in his wife[…]
The case against Christopher Panayiotou and co-accused Sizwezhake Vumazonke has once again been postponed, to the obvious annoyance of Panayiotou’s defence team. Panayiotou is accused of orchestrating the murder of his 29-year-old wife Jayde in April. He is accused of paying his employee Luthando Siyoli, 31, to act as a[…]
The man accused of orchestrating his wife’s murder in April is expected back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Christopher Panayiotou, 28, and his co-accused Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, 30, believed to be the hitman, are accused of plotting to kill and murder Panayiotou’s wife Jayde. Jayde was kidnapped on[…]
A local IT technician and close friend of Christopher Panayiotou is believed to be the person responsible for wiping both Panayiotou’s and his mistress Chanelle Coutts’ phone shortly after the murder of his wife, but he denies any wrongdoing. According to a report in the Weekend Post this morning, it[…]
The best two seconds of her life. That is how Michelle Inngs described the moment when the man accused of masterminding her daughter Jayde Panayiotou’s murder, failed again in his attempt to be released on bail. Christopher Panayiotou’s family as well as his defence, were notably absent from proceedings on[…]
Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou’s second attempt at bail has been dashed. Panayiotou is accused of hiring two men to murder his 29-year-old wife Jayde in Uitenhage in April. He’d been granted the right to have his bail appeal heard in the Grahamstown High Court after it was denied in the[…]
Christopher Panayiotou’s lawyers did not reveal that the murder accused had dual citizenship because he never intended to stand trial, the Grahamstown High Court heard on Monday. Had it not been for investigating officer Kanna Swanepoel, the court would have remained ignorant about that fact that Panayiotou had applied for[…]
Christopher Panayiotou’s dual citizenship with Cyprus, and the fact that he has no dependents, were cited among the reasons he was not granted bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court ahead of his trial for the murder of his wife Jayde. Giving her reasons for not granting him bail on[…]
Magistrate Abigail Beeton is expected to provide her reasons at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday for denying murder-accused Christopher Panayiotou bail. Panayiotou, who is accused of murdering his wife Jayde Panayiotou, was denied bail on June 5. “The court’s finding is that the applicant has failed to show[…]
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