Christopher Panayiotou found guilty of murder

Christopher Panayiotou found guilty of murder

Port Elizabeth businessman, Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Panayiotou's wife, Jayde.

Christopher Panayiotou, co-accused in court
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Panayiotou, Sinetemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko were convicted on all charges that included kidnapping, murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Panayiotou's wife, who had been a school teacher, was kidnapped two years ago in April while waiting for a lift to work outside their Kabega Park home. 

Her body was found in Uitenhage a day later.  

PE High Court Judge, Dylan Chetty gave the verdict a short while ago, several hours after he began his much-anticipated judgment at 9.30am.

Panayiotou was also convicted on a charge of defeating the ends of justice.

The NPA's Tsepo Ndwalaza says it's been a long and bumpy road to justice.

"This case has been full of ups and downs but today the judge delivered and we believe that justice has prevailed. We are excited as the NPA that we have been able to achieve this feat and we believe that this will bring closure to the family and public," he says.

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