Panayiotou case postponed

Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused will be back in court on 13 August, 2015.

This after the case was postponed today (19/06/15)  for further investigation.

Panayiotou and alleged hitman Sizwezakhe Vumazonke are facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping, among other charges in connection with the death of Panayiotou’s school teacher wife Jayde in April this year.

All their alleged dealings were conducted through a middleman, Luthando Siyoli, who has turned state witness.

Jayde was abducted outside her Kabega Park townhouse complex at about 6.30am on April 21 while waiting for a lift to work. Her body was found on a farm in Rocklands near Uitenhage the next day.

Panayiotou, 28, is suspected of paying Luthando Siyoli, 31, a large sum of money to organise someone to murder his wife. Siyoli, in turn, allegedly hired Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, 30, to carry out the hit.

- The Herald