Jayde Panayiotou to be laid to rest

Police found the 28-year-old’s body just outside the Kwanobuhle township in Uitenhage last week.

Jayde Panayiotou. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - An Eastern Cape teacher whose lifeless body was found abandoned in Uitenhage last week will be laid to rest at 2pm today.

Twenty eight-year-old Jayde Panayiotou was abducted from outside her residence in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday last week.

The next day, police found her body just outside the Kwanobuhle township in Uitenhage.

She was apparently shot dead.

Police have released the identity kit of a possible suspect as the investigation into her murder enters its second week.

#RIPJayde This is the identity kit of a person of interest and possible suspect in the murder of Jayde Panayiotou. SS pic.twitter.com/ntclIpYRid

Her family has requested privacy as they bury the Riebeek College Girls' High School teacher this afternoon.


Several people have reportedly been taken in for questioning in connection with her murder.

The Herald newspaper reports they are believed to have knowledge of Panayiotou's abduction and murder.

Family, friends and colleagues of the slain teacher are gathered at the Mater dei Catholic church in Port Elizabeth to bid farewell to the popular teacher.

The investigation into the murder has already led to several people being questioned by police, according to a newspaper report.

But police told The Herald no suspect has yet been positively identified.