Wife killer Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal dismissed

Convicted wife killer Christopher Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal his murder conviction has been dismissed.

Judgment was delivered in the Eastern Cape High Court on Thursday morning.

READ: Wife killer Christopher Panayiotou sentenced to life

He was the mastermind behind his wife Jayde Panayiotou's murder in April of 2016.

EWN Reporter Shamiela Fisher said in November 2017, after Panayiotou was convicted for his wife's murder, his defence team had already indicated that they plan to appeal.

Fast forward a few months later, yesterday his defence team, argued extensively that they believe that the judge ignored vital evidence in his judgment. They argued that claims were made by the self-confessed middleman that he was assaulted and forced into making a confession.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN Reporter

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Wife killer Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal dismissed


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
WATCH: Trial looms for murder accused, one year after Courtney Pieters tragedy

WATCH: Trial looms for murder accused, one year after Courtney Pieters tragedy

The man accused of killing her, Mortimer Saunders, will go on trial from 14 May - the same date he was arrested for her murder.

Memorial Lecture Against killing of young women 12 May

Memorial Lecture Against killing of young women 12 May

On Saturday Moving Ahead Development Agency hosts a lecture to commemorate Karabo Mokoena and other women killed in Soweto.

[WATCH] Chilling video of convicted murderer Sandile Mantsoe with a wheelie bin

[WATCH] Chilling video of convicted murderer Sandile Mantsoe with a wheelie bin

Khabazela shares Facebook videos, tweets and YouTube clips on What's Gone Viral.

Sandile Manstoe sentenced to 32 years in prison

Sandile Manstoe sentenced to 32 years in prison

Convicted murderer Sandile Mantsoe has been sentenced to an effective 32 years in prison for the murder of Karabo Mokoena.

Sonke Gender Justice: NGOs dealing with women's abuse need funding

Sonke Gender Justice: NGOs dealing with women's abuse need funding

Mbuyiselo Botha of the Sonke Gender Justice project say gender-based violence activism should be conducted all year round.

[WATCH] 'The silence against gender based violence is too loud' - Bongani Bingwa

[WATCH] 'The silence against gender based violence is too loud' - Bongani Bingwa

Bingwa says the lack of activism around gender-based violence calls into question our moral compass.

Mantsoe guilty of Karabo Mokoena's murder, sentencing on Thursday

Mantsoe guilty of Karabo Mokoena's murder, sentencing on Thursday

Mantsoe was accused of killing Mokoena, setting her body alight and dumping it in a veld in Lyndhurst last year.

Wife killer Christopher Panayiotou sentenced to life

Wife killer Christopher Panayiotou sentenced to life

EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher says Judge Daylin Chetty did not hold back during sentencing on Friday.

Jayde Panayiotou's family calls for harsh punishment as sentencing postponed

Jayde Panayiotou's family calls for harsh punishment as sentencing postponed

This is the first time the family has spoken out in over two years.

Christopher Panayiotou found guilty of wife's murder

Christopher Panayiotou found guilty of wife's murder

The Port Elizabeth businessman has been found guilty of masterminding the murder of his wife Jayde Panayiotou in April 2015.

Panayiotou lawyers question admissibility of ‘incriminating’ recording

Panayiotou lawyers question admissibility of ‘incriminating’ recording

PE businessman Christopher Panayiotou allegedly hired men to kill his wife, Jayde Panayiotou, two years ago.

Jayde Panayiotou’s family distraught by pathologist's account of her death

Jayde Panayiotou’s family distraught by pathologist's account of her death

Forensic pathologist Kevin James Fourie described the injuries that Jayde Panayiotou sustained after he conducted the post-mortem.

Defence want middleman's testimony thrown out in Panayiotou trial

Defence want middleman's testimony thrown out in Panayiotou trial

Defence lawyers claim a State witness was beaten into making a confession which has implicated the victim’s husband in the case.

All eyes on PE as the Panayiotou murder trial resumes

All eyes on PE as the Panayiotou murder trial resumes

The much-anticipated trial of the men accused of the murder of Jayde Panayiotou will get underway in the PE High Court on Tuesday.

#TheScienceInside: Jayde Panayiotou's Murder Case

#TheScienceInside: Jayde Panayiotou's Murder Case

As details around the murder of the popular PE teacher are revealed, a fascinating look behind the scenes of the investigation.

Popular articles
Plans to end death penalty in Malaysia could see seven South African lives saved

Plans to end death penalty in Malaysia could see seven South African lives saved

The Department Of International Relations says it welcomes plans by the Malaysian government to abolish the death penalty.

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

10-year-old maths whiz Sbahle Zwane gets a scholarship from Curro school

Azania Mosaka catches up with Sbahle Zwane's mother to hear about developments with his schooling.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

Funny Cape fashionista Nadia Jaftha making waves with her mom

Funny Cape fashionista Nadia Jaftha making waves with her mom

Fashion blogger Nadia Jaftha takes fans through her serious love of style, as well as her silly moments with sidekick mom, Nawal.