Jayde Panayiotou's family calls for harsh punishment as sentencing postponed

Sentencing in the trial of convicted wife killer Christopher Panayiotou has been postponed.

The defence requested the postponement because it is awaiting a sentencing report.

The sentencing of Christopher Panayiotou and his accomplices got underway in the Port Elizabeth (PE) High Court on Friday, where Jayde Panayiotou's younger sister read out an emotional letter from the family.

Eyewitness News reporter Shamiela Fisher says the family is calling for a harsh punishment.

She read out quite an emotional letter to the court in which she detailed how her sister's death has affected her family saying that because of what happened to her sister she now too is unable to trust people given the fact that her eldest sister's own husband orchestrated the killing.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

She says she and her family won't ever be able to forgive them for what they have done, calling for harsh punishment for these three men who have been convicted.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

This is the first time over the past two-and-a half-years that the family has spoken.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to hear more about the sentencing proceedings....


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