Panayiotou witness gets bail
THE girlfriend of Luthando Siyoni, the bouncer allegedly paid by Christopher Panayiotou to organise a hit on his wife, was granted bail of R1 000 in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court.
Babalwa Breakfast was declared a hostile witness on Thursday by the Port Elizabeth High Court, where the murder trial against Panayiotou and his two co-accused is under way.
Earlier this week Breakfast denied almost all the content contained in statements she had made to police last year. After being excused from the stand, she was escorted to the holding cells. She faces charges of perjury and defeating the ends of justice.
Siyoni was employed by Panayiotou as a bouncer at his nightclub. The State alleges Panayiotou paid Siyoni to hire Sizwe Vumazonke to kidnap and murder his wife Jayde in April last year. – ANA