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    Clutching at Straws - THE APPEAL 8th Dec 2017

    ..."the Learned Judge did not conduct the trial fairly, objectively or professionally [...] there is more than enough evidence to support a finding that [...] this Honourable Court did not act objectively and as a result that the Applicant did not enjoy a fair trial.”

    more at link

    http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/201...al-conviction/

    Last edited by Tortoise; 12-15-2017 at 12:13 PM.

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    9th Dec 2017

    ..."specialist police unit The Hawks confirmed that Luthando Siyoni was nowhere to be found."

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    Hawks Eastern Cape spokeswoman Captain Anelisa Feni said a warrant of arrest for Siyoni had been issued last week after he failed to appear in court and he had not been found since.

    “The Serious Organised Crime unit of The Hawks is searching for Luthando Siyoni,” Feni said.
    She confirmed that Siyoni faced a charge of murder and, once found, would be hauled off to court."

    http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/201...d-for-freedom/


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    The court papers filed on behalf of Panayiotou, who is serving out his sentence at St Albans prison, claim that Chetty erred several times in considering the evidence brought before the court.

    ...the evidence of police officer Captain Kanna Swanepoel was mainly hearsay. He also disputes aspects of Siyoni’s statements made to police after he was arrested.

    ... evidence in Siyoni’s statement as a Section 204 witness should be inadmissible

    Chetty had failed to consider certain aspects of the testimony given by at least 11 defence witnesses.

    accused Chetty of using “derogatory, humiliating, insulting and frankly defamatory adjectives” directed at the defence council when delivering judgment.

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    http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/201...d-for-freedom/

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    Panayiotou's father and family speaks to YOU (South Africa) before the appeal

    "I know my son, my son would never do something like this. I know he didn't do it."

    "Even after his conviction and all the evidence presented in court, his family still believe in Panayiotou's innocence and are planning to appeal the conviction."

    "our brother had been charged with her murder. We decided to focus on that rather than the affair."

    "My son told me several times that he had nothing to do with Jayde's murder. And I believe him. So they can clap hands all they like, and laugh. I know my son."

    https://www.pressreader.com/south-af...83854393648452

    This is delusion of the highest order. Someone needs to hide his cheque book from him.

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    Price obviously doesn't even have the scruples to tell him the case is hopeless. I'd love to know if Chetty granted permission for the appeal. It wasn't even tweeted about, I had to dig to find those reports in the Herald.

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    "HAWKS in the Eastern Cape are appealing to the public to help them find Luthando Siyoni.
    "He is the alleged middleman who turned State witness in the case of his former boss, Christopher Panayiotou.


    "He vanished after his immunity as a section 204 witness was cancelled.
    "He was supposed to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates Court last week to face a murder charge."

    http://www.dailysun.co.za/News/Natio...iyoni-20171210

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tortoise View Post
    Panayiotou's father and family speaks to YOU (South Africa) before the appeal

    "I know my son, my son would never do something like this. I know he didn't do it."

    "Even after his conviction and all the evidence presented in court, his family still believe in Panayiotou's innocence and are planning to appeal the conviction."

    "our brother had been charged with her murder. We decided to focus on that rather than the affair."

    "My son told me several times that he had nothing to do with Jayde's murder. And I believe him. So they can clap hands all they like, and laugh. I know my son."

    https://www.pressreader.com/south-af...83854393648452

    This is delusion of the highest order. Someone needs to hide his cheque book from him.
    Thanks for these posts Tortoise. The family saw the video and heard what he said. No-one was holding a gun to his head. Deluded hardly describes it.

    He's got two chances of succeeding with an appeal - nil and Buckley's. Facts are things that really do matter with an appeal, and no court would acquit someone after seeing and hearing that tape.

    "[103] Before I conclude this judgment it behoves me to commend the investigating team for their meticulous efforts in unmasking Jayde’s murderers. The criticism directed at them and the prosecutor is unfounded".

    A comment on Chetty:

    “His no-nonsense attitude and on-point judgments have kept the legal fraternity on their toes for almost two decades as his rulings have survived appeal after appeal".

    Not only is Price utterly disgusting, but so too are CP's parents. As it was a very long and complex trial, the appeal will cost a huge amount of money and I for one will be more than happy to see the family throw their money away.

    Do you remember during the OP trial several lawyers discussed whether he would appeal if found guilty. One said:

    "In fact the irony exists that the more confident a trial judge is with their decision the more confident they are in referring a matter to appeal. It’s usually the weak judges who in an attempt to avoid some kind of embarrassment will refuse it".
    Last edited by JudgeJudi; 12-17-2017 at 08:38 AM.

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    I agree with everything you said JJ.

    That's not just one family member there saying those things, it's 4 of them in agreement. I was most shocked to hear his sister during sentencing asking the court not to be harsh with CP because he was a kind person, and had carried his school friends bags once. The blinking cheek of it, I'm glad Jayde's family didn't turn up that day and give them their time. I'm not suggesting they bear responsibility for CP's actions, but I am expecting them to not be disrespectful to Jayde's family, and face up to the truth. That is just plain ignorance and conceit.

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    I read quite an interesting article a week or so ago about parents who deny their child's guilt. I'm so annoyed I didn't save it but the general gist of it was that it had something to do with the parents' narcissism. I'll keep looking for it.

    An appeal, if granted, will just prolong the agony for Jayde's family. They deserve peace now after this very long trial.


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    The following is so sickening to read now:

    "Swanepoel said Panayiotou’s father discovered the affair around October last year and, having loved Jayde as his own daughter, told Panayiotou that if the relationship continued he would be disinherited".

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...-told-20150521

    Really????? I wonder if he'd react the same way if it was his daughter who was murdered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeJudi View Post
    I read quite an interesting article a week or so ago about parents who deny their child's guilt. I'm so annoyed I didn't save it but the general gist of it was that it had something to do with the parents' narcissism. I'll keep looking for it.

    An appeal, if granted, will just prolong the agony for Jayde's family. They deserve peace now after this very long trial.
    Do, I'll be interested to see that if you can find it again.

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    I've spent hours and still can't find it. I don't give up easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeJudi View Post
    I read quite an interesting article a week or so ago about parents who deny their child's guilt. I'm so annoyed I didn't save it but the general gist of it was that it had something to do with the parents' narcissism. I'll keep looking for it.

    An appeal, if granted, will just prolong the agony for Jayde's family. They deserve peace now after this very long trial.
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    Do, I'll be interested to see that if you can find it again.
    Success at last. Here it is.

    “In almost every society and culture, parents view their children as, in some respects, a reflection of themselves. They’re a biological reflection, since parents pass on some of their genetic qualities to their kids. They’re also a social and moral reflection. Children can make their parents proud or they can bring shame upon their family. Some parents, however, carry the fact that a child reflects back upon their image to extremes. On the one hand, some parents have so much narcissistic investment in their children that even when those children are convicted of the most horrific crimes – such as killing their spouses – they still defend them. I’m thinking here of Scott Peterson’s and Neil Entwistle’s parents. They continued to claim that their sons are innocent even when it was proven beyond reasonable doubt in court that they were guilty of murdering their wives and babies. In such cases, as mentioned earlier, the parents themselves are either disordered or blind. They refuse to see their sons as anything but the perfect beings they want them to be.

    At the other end of the spectrum, some parents go so far as to kill their children if they reflect badly upon their values. I have in mind some fathers in fundamentalist cultures who kill their daughters if they have premarital sex or become pregnant out of wedlock. They do so as a punishment and to preserve their image as perfect parents who instilled the right values in their children. In other words, just as some parents are willing to sacrifice their moral values to preserve an idealized image of their children, others are willing to sacrifice their children to preserve an idealized image of their moral values. These two extreme cases constitute chiasmic inversions of each other. In the first case, the parents idealize their children at all cost. In the second, they idealize their values at all cost. Yet both sets of parents follow the same logic of seeing the children’s actions as a strict reflection of themselves”.

    Dangerous Liaisons: How to Recognize and Escape from Psychopathic Seduction by Claudia Moscovici

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    Thank you JJ. Interesting to think about, especially from the point of view of a whole family.

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