17 May 2018

South Africa: Panayiotou's Leave to Appeal Application Dismissed

Christopher Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal his conviction was dismissed in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

Panayiotou was found guilty of murder in November last year and was sentenced to life for orchestrating the killing of his wife, Jayde.

His co-accused, Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko, were also sentenced in the same court in 2017.

Nenembe was sentenced to life for murder and 15 years for robbery. Sibeko, who was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Judge Dayalin Chetty dismissed Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal his conviction.

Chetty also dismissed Nenembe's application for leave to appeal his conviction as well as Sibeko's application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence.

This is a developing story, more to follow.

Source: News24

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