Jayde’s younger sister, Toni Inggs, takes to the stand

Jayde Panayiotou's younger sister, Toni Inggs, is the state's second witness File picture: Eugene Coetzee
Jayde Panayiotou’s younger sister, Toni Inggs, is the state’s second witness
File picture: Eugene Coetzee

Jayde Panayiotou’s younger sister, Toni Inggs, was the second witness called to testify in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday morning.

The feisty Inggs has been at almost every court appearance since her brother-in-law’s arrest.

Inggs has driven a campaign aimed at seeking justice for Jayde, 29, who was murder on April 21 last year, allegedly at the request of her husband Christopher Panayiotou.

The state claims Panayiotou, 30, paid Luthando Siyoni, 31, an employee at his Infinity Cocktail Bar in Algoa Park, to recruit hitmen – Sinethemba Nemembe, 28, and Zolani Sibeko, 35,  – to kidnap and kill Jayde on April 21 last year. They have pleaded not guilty.

Siyoni has admitted his involvement and implicated Panayiotou.

The alleged triggerman,  Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, 36, died last month after slipping into a coma.

Earlier on Wednesday, Jayde’s close friend and colleague Cherise Swanepoel testified.

The trial continues.

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