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No bail for Panayiotou

Murder-accused Christopher Panayiotou has again failed in his bid to get bail after Judge Glenn Goosen denied his appeal in the Grahamstown High Court on Tuesday.

Panayiotou‚ 28‚ beefed up his legal team by hiring celebrity advocate Mike Hellens SC after his first bid for bail failed in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court last month.

He is accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife‚ Jayde‚ 29‚ in April this year.

It is alleged he paid a bouncer at his Infinity night club‚ Luthando Siyoli‚ 31‚ to hire hitman Sizwezakhe Vumazonke‚ 30‚ to kidnap and murder Jayde.

All three men are in custody and Siyoli has since turned state witness.

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