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Murder: Teacher Jayde Panayiotou 28 of Riebeek College Girls High School: husband Christopher and two black males arrested

May 1 2015 – SAPS and news media ignore SUB JUDICE law which does not allow the publication of arrested suspects until they have been asked to plead to charges in a court of law:
PAGE GRAB) Suspects in Port Elizabeth court on Monday 4 May 2015, claim that a murder-for-hire was committed against the PE teacher.
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April 30 2015 – George Herald report: Christopher, the husband of murdered teacher Jayde Panayiotou was arrested together with two black suspects, police confirmed to the George Herald. The husband has not yet pleaded to any charges in front of a magistrate. It’s not known why the police to break the sub-judice rule against publication of the suspect’s name, which is against the South African Constitutional rights ruling human rights of arrested individuals. The murdered teacher’s body was discovered near the KwaNobuhle Township in Uitenhage a day after she was kidnapped from in front of her home. She was shot, reported the George Herald.
http://www.georgeherald.com/news/News/National/135630/PE-teachers-husband-arrested-for-her-murder

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Update April 26 2015 — ATTACHED PAGE GRAB: police publishes two pictures of two suspected killers of Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou, 28.

Update ENHANCED PICTURE OF SUSPECT SHOULD HELP I SEARCH FOR TWO BLACK MALE KIDNAPPERS/KILLERS

22 April 2015: Teacher Jayde Panayiotou 28, of Riebeek College Girls High School, Uitenhage who was kidnapped a day earlier, was found murdered.
police published a photograph of one of the two (possibly 3) black males who had pinned cash from her bank account at a Nedbank cashpoint shortly after she was reported missing: she was waiting for her ride outside her house in Uitenhage and disappeared:
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Body of missing teacher Jayde Panayioutou found after abduction:
NATIONAL NEWS – According to Algoa FM, the body of missing Port Elizabeth teacher, Jayde Panayioutou was found at around 10:00 this morning.
Police searched through the night after Panayioutou was abducted outside her residential complex in Deacon Road, Kabega Park at around 06:30 yesterday morning.
She had been waiting for her daily lift to Uitenhage with another Riebeeck College teacher.
The police investigation took them to Uitenhage after it was established that a withdrawal had been made from her Nedbank account at an ATM in Kwanobuhle.
A reward of R150 000 was being offered for her safe return.
A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Condolences to Jayde’s family and friends.
Source: Algoa FM
http://www.georgeherald.com/news/News/National/134967/Body-of-missing-PE-teacher-found

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reported by Cara-Lee Scheun
Wednesday 22 April 2015
The police obtained photographic material of the suspected kidnapper of teacher Jayde Panayiotou – they believe they have photographs from a cashpoint
where the teacher’s kidnapper withdrew cash in KwaNobuhle from her bank-account.
Ms Panyiotou was kidnapped Tuesdaymorning from in front of her home on Deacon Road just behind Makro in Kabegapark. A woman in the street told police she saw three’suspicious men’ hang around at the same time.
Her sister Toni Inggs said Jayde waited there every morning for her ride to Uitenhage.
Shortly before 06h30 Jayde still spoke to a fellow-teacher on her cellphone yet just minutes later when the car drew up she was not there.
One of the members of the carshare-club phoned Jayde’s husband Christopher, asking him where she was and he said she must still be standing outside,
waiting. However her cellphone was turned off and no further contact could be made with her. Shortly thereafter R1,700 cash was
withdrawn from her account from a cashpoint in KwaNobuhle, said w/o Alwin Labans.
Her kidnapping spread like wildfire on social media and the alert was shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook – but by noon there still was no
sign of her and police officers investigated further at the KwaNobuhle cashpoint, a small Nedbank in crowded Matanzima Street.
The police confiscated the bank’s photographs of customers who withdrew cash and it showed the face of the man who got money from the teacher’s account.
The police searched all afternoon without any luck. However a woman from Deacon Road did tell the police that they saw
three ‘suspicious men’ in the street that morning.
By late afternoon the sister, Ms Inggs, felt very discouraged and said no new leads were found and her phone is still off.
Head mistress Marilyn Woods said Jayde’s disappearing is hartbreaking. They shared the news during the last class-period with the senior pupils.
“Most got tears in their eyes when I asked them to pray for her safe return”.
“However it was the teachers who had the greatest trouble with the news.’
She was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black trousers and black boots.
Call Ms Inns at 076 526 7174 or the Kabega SAPS at 0 041 397 6801 skakel óf vir Inggs by 076 526 7174.
http://www.netwerk24.com/nuus/2015-04-21-onderwyseres-van-uitenhage-verdwyn-spoorloos-is-vermoedelik-ontvoer

Call Ms Inns at 076 526 7174 or the Kabega SAPS at 0 041 397 6801 skakel óf vir Inggs by 076 526 7174.
http://www.netwerk24.com/nuus/2015-04-21-onderwyseres-van-uitenhage-verdwyn-spoorloos-is-vermoedelik-ontvoer

Murder: Sister Gertrud Tiefenbacher, Austrian nun 86, who has lived at Sacred Heart mission for 60 years, tied up, gagged, raped and murdered

KZN convent in shock after nun’s brutal murder
2015-04-22 10:48
Amil Umraw, The Witness
Pietermaritzburg – “Her rosary was wrapped around her wrists and she was clutching onto the cross when we found her.”
This is how fellow sisters from an Ixopo convent discovered the body of one of their elderly and most beloved members, Gertrud Tiefenbacher, 87.
The octogenarian was murdered in her room during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police are on the hunt for the suspects involved in the murder, appealing to the Ixopo community for information regarding their whereabouts.
Tiefenbacher was found dead on the floor next to her bed in her room at the Sacred Heart Home in Ixopo, with the cord of her electronic typewriter binding her hands together and a wet towel, believed to have been used to suffocate her, over her face.
Police believe that Tiefenbacher was also raped by her killer, but a source close to the investigation said they are awaiting forensic reports before this can be confirmed.

Motherly figure
Known to those close to her as Stefani, Tiefenbacher was described by her convent sisters as a motherly figure with a young heart. Born in Austria in 1928, Tiefenbacher lived with a foster family on a small farm before she came to South Africa in 1952.
“She was a people’s person and held the impoverished and the young children in the community close to her heart,” said Sister Gerald Frye.
“It was very shocking to us. How can people come right into the heart of the convent and do this in God’s home?”
Tiefenbacher was a Missionary Sister of the Precious Blood for more than 60 years, and worked at the Little Flower School as a teacher and secretary for 40 of those years until 1992.
According to other sisters, she enjoyed spending her days typing letters to past students, sisters and relatives on her typewriter.

Anxious voices
Frye said she was asleep when she heard the anxious voices of fellow sisters calling Tiefenbacher’s name outside the door of her bedroom just before 03:00 on Sunday morning.
The nuns, who had noticed that Tiefenbacher’s door was ajar, were nervously whispering “Sister Stefani, Sister Stefani?” said Frye. They entered when they failed to receive any answer, and discovered her body.
“We all stood along the stairway and prayed for her as the police took away her body,” said Frye.
Frye believes the killers cut a hole in the outer fence of the Roman Catholic Church premises that house the convent and entered through a side door that one of the sisters forgot to lock.
The suspects ransacked the pantry, taking fruit, alcohol and other groceries.
They also made off with Tiefenbacher’s money – about €2 000 (R26 000).
Sister Christopher Kneringer said they were all sitting together playing cards with Tiefenbacher the night before her murder.
“She was a stout lady who loved her meals. She was very generous. She was ever ready to do something for someone else,” one of the sisters said.

Dream
Frye said that even though the sisters are mourning her death, they have come to peace with it after one, who was very close to Tiefenbacher, dreamt of her on Monday.
Sister Regina said that in her dream Tiefenbacher came through the door of the convent and gave her a big hug, saying that she did not get a chance to say goodbye.
Tiefenbacher is survived by a younger sister and brother in Austria, who have been notified of her death.
Frye said she had been inundated with calls from Austrian media and from Tiefenbacher’s distraught former students.
“This shows that people can take our human life but never our eternal life that God has prepared for us.

“She is in a better place now,” Frye said.
Anyone with information about the murder should contact officer Thembelihle Hlangu at 076 828 9582, Warrant Officer Zindela Madondo at 076 919 0372; or Crime Stop at 086 001 011
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/nun-86-murdered-in-kzn-convent-1.1848206

Sacred Heart Home
PO Box 7, Ixopo 3276
Tel: (039) 834 1106
Intenational: +27 39 834 1106
Fax: (039) 834 2758
International fax: +27 39 834 2758
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Task Team to investigate rape/murder of Sister Gertrud Tiefebacher, 86, in Ixopo KZN on 18/04.
“Sister Gertrud Tiefebacher, 86, was in her residence when she was approached by suspects who tied her hands with a typewriter cord.
Her face with covered with a towel, causing her to suffocate. It is alleged that foreign currency was taken from sister Tiefebacher’s room.
It is also suspected that she was raped before she was killed.’ http://www.saps.gov.za/newsroom/selnewsdetails.php?nid=4592
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Foreign news media links Sister Gertrud Tiefenbacher’s murder and gang-rape by black male attackers at South african convent to the wave of attacks against foreigners:

Malta newspaper: ” Elderly Austrian nun Gertrud Tiefenbacher, 86, gang-raped, murdered in South African convent. ” Police have launched a manhunt for a group of men who are believed to have broken into the convent at the weekend.

22 April 2015 Sister Gertrud Tiefenbacher, 86, has been gang-raped and murdered by robbers for a small amount of money in South Africa.
Police said Sister Tiefenbacher was found dead by another nun at the Sacred Heart Home, in the eastern town of Ixopo.
The nun, an Austrian immigrant, had been gagged and bound with a cord from an electric typewriter.
Police have launched a manhunt for a group of black men who are believed to have broken into the convent at the weekend.
According to Sister Gerald, another nun at the mission, the octogenarian had dedicated her life to uplifting the community.
She had been at the mission for the past sixty years. She was especially fond of her work with impoverished children.
“She had a very kind heart and was loved by everyone.” The murder came as the South African government mobilised soldiers
to keep the peace in areas hit by a spate of violent attacks targeting immigrants.
http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/world/52126/elderly_austrian_nun_gangraped_murdered_in_south_african_convent#.VThDptLtlBc

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Murder: An Austrian nun, 86 who has been at the Ixopo mission in South Africa for the past sixty years working among the poor, was attacked inside her own quarters at the Sacred Heart mission, tied up, gagged, raped and strangled to death. However the police emphasized that she was ‘robbed’. A woman who has taken a vow of poverty doesn’t have much to ‘rob’.
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reported by Suthentira Govender

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2015/04/20/elderly-nun-robbed-raped-strangled-in-ixopo
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20 april, 2015 The South african police are combing a small KwaZulu-Natal midlands town for the killers of an elderly Austrian nun‚ who was allegedly raped and strangled over the weekend.
Although it’s claimed she was ‘robbed’, the Austrian nun worked closely with poor people and having taken a vow of poverty only carried a small amount of cash.
The 86-year-old nun was found gagged and bound with a typewriter cord‚ in her quarters at the Sacred Heart Mission in Ixopo‚ police said on Monday.
The Austrian immigrant‚ who has been with the mission for 60 years‚ was found by another nun on Sunday morning.
She was alone in her room when the robbers struck‚ tied her up, the police believe she also was raped before she was strangled to death.
“Rape is also suspected in this matter. The victim was found tied with a typewriter cord. She was also gagged‚” said police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane.
It is understood that the nun worked closely with impoverished children in the community‚ and was described by her fellow nuns as having a “kind heart and love for children”.
-RDM News Wire http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2015/04/20/elderly-nun-robbed-raped-strangled-in-ixopo

Murder: Austrian nun, 86 murdered: gagged, tied up, raped, strangled in her own quarters, Sacred Heart Mission, in Ixopo
reported by Suthentira Govender http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2015/04/20/elderly-nun-robbed-raped-strangled-in-ixopo
20 april, 2015 The South african police are combing a small KwaZulu-Natal midlands town for the killers of an elderly Austrian nun‚ who was allegedly raped and strangled over the weekend.
The mission is located at Margaret Street, Ixopo, Pietermaritzburg, KZN. telephone: (039) 834-1106
Although it’s claimed she was ‘robbed’, the Austrian nun worked closely with poor people and having taken a vow of poverty only carried a small amount of cash.
The 86-year-old nun was found gagged and bound with a typewriter cord‚ in her quarters at the Sacred Heart Mission in Ixopo‚ police said on Monday.
The Austrian immigrant‚ who has been with the mission for 60 years‚ was found by another nun on Sunday morning.
She was alone in her room when the robbers struck‚ tied her up, the police believe she also was raped before she was strangled to death.
“Rape is also suspected in this matter. The victim was found tied with a typewriter cord. She was also gagged‚” said police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane.
It is understood that the nun worked closely with impoverished children in the community‚ and was described by her fellow nuns as having a “kind heart and love for children”.
-RDM News Wire http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2015/04/20/elderly-nun-robbed-raped-strangled-in-ixopo

background:
Sacred Heart Home (Ixopo)
The Sacred Heart Home in Ixopo (Ubuhlebezwe Municipality) has a long history. Already in 1923 it opened its doors to the sisters who had come to offer their missionary service to the largely coloured community of the area.
Although a community with many elderly sisters, our CPS there are active and involved in many forms of service:
Educational ministry at Little Flower School
Pastoral Care at the Christ the King Hospital
Prayer Ministry
Sacred Heart Home is also the home of our Province’s noviciate and thus serves as a formation house for young women aspiring to join our Congregation (see Formation).
Another noteworthy feature is the “Educational Outreach Program” that has been run for over 12 years now on a Saturday morning. Here children and adolescents gather, who come from disadvantaged families of the area and who did not have the benefit of education because of financial constraints. Volunteers work with them and try to grow them holistically so that they can become
Contact: 039 834 1106 shhixopo@futurenet.co.za

Survived: Diesel the family dog hacked on his paw while fighting with panga-men who attacked his mistress, 66, in wheelchair

Survived: Diesel the family dog hacked on his paw while fighting to protect his mistress, 66 (unnamed) attacked in her wheelchair by
black attackers.
April 23 2015 — SHELLY BEACH – IF it was wasn’t for a family’s pet dog and quick-thinking neighbours, a robbery could have ended in tragedy earlier today.
At about midday, brazen robbers stormed into a Shelly Beach home in River Road pushing the occupant, 66-year-old wheelchair-bound woman, out of her chair.
During the scuffle, its believed Diesel, one of the family’s three dogs, came to defend the woman and was hacked on his paw with a panga.
She screamed for help and her neighbours immediately came to her assistance. The pensioner was left shaken but uninjured.
The men fled over the garden fence with a laptop and two electronic tablets.
Police, K9 Unit and Wolf Security arrived within minutes, and are searching for the suspects.
Speaking to the Herald reporters, neighbours said they are shocked and disturbed by the incident, adding that the area is a notorious crime hot-spot.
Photos: The panga which was used to ward off the dog — and Diesel, who saved his mistress’ life, got injured on his paw
http://southcoastherald.co.za/85309/woman-attacked-in-her-shelly-beach-home/