Port Elizabeth

Mob killings plague Port Elizabeth

A series of horrific vigilante murders have rocked Port Elizabeth with 14 men having been killed in just over two months in Kwazakhela, Zwide and New Brighton. A breakdown of trust between residents and police is being blamed. A man, who doesn’t want to be identified, is furious after his[…]

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Panayiotou’s leave to appeal application dismissed

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[…]

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Woman to get R800k for manhole fall

A 58-year-old woman from Despatch near Port Elizabeth will be paid more than R800 000 in damages from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality after she was seriously injured in March 2013 when she fell into a manhole. An order was made in the Port Elizabeth High court on Friday after[…]

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Close relative of murdered PE teacher arrested

Jayde Panayitou’s abduction and murder appears to have been deliberate, with details emerging that a substantial amount of money was paid to kill her. Earlier on Thursday, provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills announced that two men had been arrested and that detectives had ruled out robbery as the motive.[…]

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PE woman attempts to join ISIS: report

VOC News has learned that a young Muslim woman from Port Elizabeth was intercepted at the local airport on Saturday evening, while attempting to depart the country for Turkey to join the radical Islamic State group. According to Attorney Zehir Omar, the young woman was stopped by family members at[…]

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