24/11/2017 12:41 SAST | Updated 24/11/2017 13:54 SAST

Christopher Panayiotou Sentenced To Life For The Murder Of His Late Wife

The Port Elizabeth businessmen was found guilty for orchestrating the murder of his wife in April 2015.

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Port Elizabeth businessman Christopher Panayiotou was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth High Court for the murder of his late wife, Jayde Panayiotou.

Read: Christopher Panayiotou Found Guilty Of Murdering His Wife

Panayiotou along with his co-accused, Sinethemba Nenemba and Zolani Sibeko were earlier in November convicted for murdering the school teacher, on 21 April 2015.

Jayde was kidnapped outside her townhouse complex in Kabega Park while waiting for a friend to give her a lift to the school she worked at.

According to Eye Witness News, Judge Daylin Chetty handed Sibeko a 15 years sentence and Nembembe a life sentencing for their roles in the murder.

"On count four, the murder of Jayde, accused number one and accused number three are sentenced to imprisonment for life," Chetty said.