Christopher Panayiotou found guilty of murdering wife, Jayde Panayiotou

On Thursday, Port Elizabeth High Court found Christopher Panayiotou guilty of murdering his wife.

Panayiotou's two co-accused Sinethemba Nenenmbe and Zolani Sibeko were also been found guilty.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter, says Judge Dayalin Chetty started handing down judgment at 09h30 on Thursday morning.

She describes how the courtroom was packed to capacity with the media as well as family members of both Panayiotou and his deceased wife, Jade Panayiotou family.

It's been quite emotional.

Shamiela Fisher. EWN reporter

Fisher says that the for the first part of the day, Panayiotou didn't show any emotion, but later appeared flustered.

She adds that his sisters and mother who attended the court proceeding looked distraught when Judge Chetty handed down judgment.

When the Judge left the court there were loud cheers from Jayde's family and supporters.

Shamiela Fisher. EWN reporter

Listen to the full EWN report in the clip below:


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