An affair, a court appearance, a suspect on the run JaydePanayiotou


Jayde Panayiotou went missing on Tuesday after she was allegedly abducted by two men from her home Stellen Glen in Kabega Park Kabega Park.

PORT ELIZABETH - Ahead of Monday&39;s court appearance of a suspect in connection with the murder of Jayde Panayiotou, more details have emerged of the young teacher’s family life.
The Sunday Times has revealed that Panayiotou’s husband, Christopher was allegedly having an affair with a 26-year-old woman who apparently managed his supermarket.
According to the weekend report, the two were spotted together seeming "very affectionate" on several occasions.
However, a close friend of the female told the newspaper it was just a working relationship.


28-year-old Jayde Panayiotou was abducted outside her Stellen Glen home, in Kabega, on April 21.
(Picture: Facebook / Jayde Panayiotou)

Following search efforts by police, community members and the family, her body was found a day later near KwaNobuhle township in Uitenhage.

She had been shot.

Police reported that money had been withdrawn from her account at the KwaNobuhle and KwaZakhele townships.

Her family had also offered a R150,000 reward for her safe return prior to knowing about her death.

One suspect, 31-year-old Thando Siyoli, was arrested earlier this week and appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

A second suspect, a 28-year-old man, was also arrested and is set to appear in court on Monday 4 May.


A moving funeral service was held at the Mater Dei Church in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth attended by hundreds of people.

In a touching moment, Panayiotou&39;s husband read out an emotional eulogy which, in part read: "Jayde is not gone; she is everywhere. Jayde resides in the wind like an elemental force. She can be experienced in the blooming of flowers; she is the yellow in daffodils of her favourite flower. She is the crest in every breaking wave, she is the fertile soil; she is the enduring embers of the fire."

It later emerged that the 28-year-old businessman had googled parts of the eulogy.

According to News24, the tribute was similar to that of Charles Atkins from October 2010 titled "My Sweet Wife&39;s Eulogy.”


Police are still searching for the man who allegedly carried out the hit on the Riebeek College Girls&39; High School teacher.
-Video report: Karyn Maughan