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Two arrests made in Jayde Panayiotou case

Police confirmed that two men aged 28 and 31 were arrested in connection with Panayiotou's murder.

FILE: Jayde Panayiotou. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Eastern Cape police on Thursday said a major breakthrough has been made in the murder case of Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou.

Police confirmed that two men aged 28 and 31 were arrested.

The 28-year-old was arrested last night while the 31-year-old had already been in custody.

One of the men will be appearing in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court today while the other will appear on Monday.

It's believed police will address the media later this morning on the arrests.

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

Earlier this week, the Herald newspaper reported that several people were taken in for questioning in connection with her murder.

The reports said they're believed to have knowledge of Panayiotou's abduction and murder.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Mater Dei Catholic Parish in Port Elizabeth to bid farewell to the popular teacher on Tuesday.