‘Hitman’ faces second charge

Sinethemba Nemembe Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
Sinethemba Nemembe
Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

One of the alleged hitmen accused of murdering Uitenhage teacher Jayde Panayiotou delayed court proceedings yesterday when he was called to appear in another court on a separate murder charge.

Sinethemba Nemembe, 28, is accused of strangling an elderly woman to death in her Kunene Park home just four months after Jayde’s murder in April last year.

It is alleged Nemembe, Thanduxolo Vumazonke, 23, Fikile Mengo, 20, and Mkhuseli Ngqanda, 29, broke into 78-year-old Marlene Webber’s home in August last year.

Vumazonke is the cousin of Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, who it is alleged worked with Nemembe to kidnap and shoot Jayde.

They will stand trial in the Port Elizabeth High Court in May.

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