Murder accused Christopher Panayiotou File photo

Port Elizabeth - Christopher Panayiotou, the man charged with orchestrating the murder of his school teacher wife Jayde, has been denied bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Abigail Beaton delivered her verdict on Friday.

Jayde, 29, was assaulted, thrown in the boot of a rental car and shot twice in the back and once in the head. Her body was found on the outskirts of KwaNobuhle township in Uitenhage a day after she disappeared.

It is alleged that Panayiotou, 28, paid his employee Luthando Siyoli R70 000 for the hit on his wife.

It is claimed Siyoli in turn secured the services of Sizwezakhe Vumazonke to carry out the job.

Both men have also been arrested.