Court proceedings in the ongoing trial of Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused continue in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth, following an early court adjournment to allow the defence consultation time.
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PD: And you are attached to the Hawks?
SB: Organised Crime.
PD: Also known as the Hawks?
PS: And you are now a detective?
PD: And how long have you been a detective?
SB: Since 1996.
MS: The state calls Shane Bosch to the stand.
PD: How much experience do you have?
SB: I joined the SAPS in 1989, so 28 years.
MS: I apologise for the delay, I believe one of the accused arrived late.
Panayiotou co-accused’s prize turned out to be an arrest warrant
The Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth has heard how one of the co-accused in the Christopher Panayiotou case was tricked into giving his details to the police.
Panayiotou and his co accused, Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko, are facing charges of conspiring, kidnapping, robbing and killing Jayde Panayiotou.
She was abducted outside her townhouse complex in Kabega Park and later murdered in a field near KwaNobuhle on April 21, 2015.
A fourth suspect, Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, the alleged hitman, died before the trial began. State prosecutor Marius Stander called warrant officer Shane Bosch to testify.
Bosch had previously testified in the trial within a trial relating to the admissibility of the video between Panayiotou and alleged middleman Luthando Siyoni.
AS IT HAPPENED: Panayiotou trial – court adjourns early
Court proceedings in the ongoing trial of Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused had barely gotten underway in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday when court was adjourned to allow the defence time to consult.