Panayiotou, co-accused guilty of murder


Christopher Panayiotou, Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko are on trial for conspiracy to kidnap, rob and murder Jayde Panayiotou.

JOHANNESBURG - Christopher Panayiotou has been found guilty of plotting the murder of his wife Jayde.

His co-accused, Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko have been dealt the same fate.

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Judge Dayalin Chetty delivered his verdict a short while ago.

Jayde Panayioutou was shot dead in a hit in 2015.

She was kidnapped outside her home in Port Elizabeth and her body was found in a veld, just outside Uitenhage a day later.

A fourth suspect, the man who is thought to have pulled the trigger, died before the trial began.