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Defence want middleman's testimony thrown out in Panayiotou trial

The Defence want to have the testimony of the alleged middleman turned State witness Luthando Siyoni deemed inadmissible in the murder trial of Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou.

Husband Christopher Panayiotou, and his two co-accused Sinethemba Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko went on trial in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday.

Defence lawyers claim Siyoni was forced and beaten into making a confession which has implicated the victim’s husband in the case, reports EWN's Shamiela Fisher.

They're claiming that Siyoni was assaulted into making certain confessions as well as suspect Sizwezakhe Vumazonke who we know died a month ago suffering from an unknown illness.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

The defence team says it has proof that Siyoni was ordered to phone the 29-year-old businessman using a police officers cellphone in order to implicate him.

Together with co-accused Nenembe and Sibeko, Panayiotou faces a raft of charges including conspiracy to commit murder.

They have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them.

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