SABC News - Port Elizabeth


Kanna Swanepoel testified earlier in the trial-within- a -trial on the admissibility of a sting video.
Investigating officer back on stand in Panayitou case

Monday 26 June 2017 06:48

The state is expected to call Investigating officer Captain Kanna Swanepoel to the stand on Monday in the Port Elizabeth High Court to testify in the murder trial of Christopher Panayiotou.


Black ownership in automotive sector gets boost

Thursday 22 June 2017 18:35

Efforts to boost black ownership in the automotive sector got an R86-million shot in the arm with the launch of the triple BEE Trust in Uitehage, Eastern Cape on Thursday.


The defence team in the Panayiotou murder trial being heard in the Port Elizabeth High Court, has tried several tactics to prevent the use of electronic evidence in the case.
Judge rules all evidences admissible in Panayiotou trial

Monday 19 June 2017 21:21

The state is relying on the cell-phone mapping to pin the alleged hit-men and co-accused to the murder of Jayde Panayiotou.


Christopher Panayiotou is appearing on charges of murder of his wife Jayde.
Panayiotou's defence fails to prevent cellphone recordings usage

Monday 19 June 2017 12:00

Presiding judge in the Jayed Panayiotou murder trial in the Port Elizabeth High Court has dismissed the defence's application to prevent cell phone records from being used against two of the accused.


Holomisa says UDM has no intention to collapse DA govt in PE

Friday 16 June 2017 19:42

It seems contradictions still exist between the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Nelson Mandela Metro coalition conundrum. 


Kouga fire under control despite flare ups

Friday 16 June 2017 13:25

The fires in the Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape are under control despite some flare-ups in the Loerie region caused by strong winds.


Youth Day is celebrated annually on 16 June to remember those who lost their lives during the 1976 Soweto uprising.
Exhibition in PE forms part of Youth Day celebrations

Thursday 15 June 2017 14:52

An exhibition honouring fallen struggle stalwarts forms part of a Youth Day commemoration held in Motherwell in Port Elizabeth.


Port Elizabeth businessman Christopher Panayiotou is accused of conspiracy to murder his wife, Jayde.
Panayiotou defence discontinues bid to recuse judge

Wednesday 14 June 2017 21:08

Defence counsel for murder accused, Christopher Panayiotou, Advocate Terry Price has decided not to continue with an application for Judge Dayalin Chetty's recusal.


Panayiotou's defence team tried stop this recording saying it was inadmissible but it was allowed by Judge Dayalin Chetty.
Incriminating recording of murder accused Panayiotou

Wednesday 14 June 2017 15:26

The High Court in Port Elizabeth has released an incriminating recording where murder accused Christopher Panayiotou is speaking to middleman Luthando Siyoni.


Panayiotou's legal team wants judge recused

Tuesday 13 June 2017 20:49

The defence team of murder accused and Port Elizabeth businessman Christopher Panayiotou is expected to apply for Judge Daylin Chetty's recusal arguing he is biased.


Today the Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla met ex-offenders who were ring-leaders for different gang structures.
Northern areas of Port Elizabeth record escalation in crime

Tuesday 13 June 2017 20:19

Crime has escalated in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth.


For most residents, the proximity of the flare ups has been a major concern and a scary experience.
Fire dept on high alert after disastrous veld fires in EC outskirts

Tuesday 13 June 2017 18:06

Fires across the Nelson Mandela Bay and the Kouga municipality, that have been burning since Wednesday, are still under control in most areas.


Large parts of the country are in a severe drought and every drop of water matters.
New system for low-cost housing can save water

Tuesday 13 June 2017 14:54

A water system designed to capture grey water can alleviate the household use of clean water by half.


Kouga which encompasses towns such as Jeffrey's Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis, Hankey and others, was also affected by the raging fires which engulfed the Garden Route.
Kouga municipality declared fire disaster area

Tuesday 13 June 2017 06:07

The Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape outside Port Elizabeth has been declared a disaster area following a special council meeting on Monday.


The school was extensively damaged by runaway fires over the weekend.
Plans in place to rebuild Woodridge Private School after wildfires

Monday 12 June 2017 21:01

Plans are already in place to rebuild the Woodridge Private School on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.


Fire fighters worked around the clock to extinguish fire at Woodridge College near Van Stadens where about 13 buildings burnt down.
Firefighters continue to keep close eye on wild veld fires

Monday 12 June 2017 18:48

Firefighters are still monitoring fires across the Nelson Mandela Bay, as some parts are still burning.


The trial was postponed until Wednesday for the defence to file a recusal application.
Trial-within the trial of Christopher Panayiotou comes to an end

Monday 12 June 2017 16:55

The trial-within the trial in Jayde Panayiotou's murder case in the Port Elizabeth High Court came to an end on Monday.


Police seek help in PE baby’s abduction

Monday 12 June 2017 12:22

A three month-old baby has been abducted from her mother while reportedly hitch hiking for a lift at Motherwell in Port Elizabeth.


Christopher Panayiotou allegedly incriminates himself in the murder.
Court to hear recording in Panayiotou trial

Monday 12 June 2017 11:58

The Port Elizabeth High Court has ruled that the evidence of a recording of an alleged conversation between murder accused, Christopher Panayiotou and the alleged middleman is admissible in court.


 The State hopes to be allowed to show a video tape of murder accused Christopher Panayiotou discussing the abduction of his wife.
Panayiotou murder case back in court

Monday 12 June 2017 06:30

The Jayde Panayiotou murder case resumes in the High court in Port Elizabeth on Monday.


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