Panayiotou found guilty of murder

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Christopher Panayiotou has been found guilty of murdering his wife, Jayde. Judge Dayalin Chetty delivered a lengthy judgement in the murder trial at a packed High Court in Port Elizabeth.

His co-accused Sinethemba Nenembe and Zizwe Vumazonke were also found guilty of murder. The judge dealing with the case of a trial within a trial involved a former state witness who was declared hostile, Luthando Siyoni, and his girlfriend Babalwa Breakfast.

The judge quoted a statement made by Siyoni in his evidence which apparently showed that Panayiotou was desperate to find a hit man to murder his wife.