Stand-off in court between Jayde’s sister and defence

 

Jayde Panayiotou's sister Toni Inggs testified in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday Picture: Riaan Marais
Jayde Panayiotou’s sister Toni Inggs testified in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday
Picture: Riaan Marais

Months of tension between Jayde Panayiotou’s family and Christopher Panayiotou’s legal team came to a head on Wednesday morning as Jayde’s younger sister, Toni Inggs, and advocate Terry Price SC faced off in the Port Elizabeth High Court.

Asked why she displayed such hatred towards Panayiotou’s family and his legal team, Inggs said: “You told me in court that I’m f*c*ing stupid.”

Inggs broke down when she described her relationship with Panayiotou.

“I loved him like a brother.”

Inggs said her sister often spoke to her about her unhappiness in her marriage.

She said she was lonely.

Reading out a letter penned by Jayde – and found in her dressing table drawer after her death – Inggs read: “All I have ever wanted is to be loved.”

Inggs said she would continue to fight for justice for Jayde.

“I am angry 90% of the time. My sister has been murdered and I have a right to fight for justice for her.”

 

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