Rob Packham allegedly tried to arrange alibi on day wife went missing

CAPE TOWN - A court has heard alleged wife killer, Rob Packham, allegedly tried to arrange an alibi on the day the Constantia school secretary went missing.

Fifty-seven-year-old Gill Packham's body was discovered in the boot of her burnt-out BMW at Diep River train station almost two weeks ago.

Her husband was arrested at their home on Thursday night and appeared in court on Monday on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.

The Wynberg Magistrates Court has heard Rob allegedly phoned a colleague on the morning his wife was reported missing to ask the co-worker to say they were in a meeting.

The State also claims that while the accused was supposedly at work, his cellphone was picked up by towers in the Diep River/Constantia area.

Control prosecutor Brynmore Benjamin says on that morning, a vehicle without number plates matching the description of the deceased's car was seen being driven by a person matching the accused's description.

At one stage, Packham's movements were picked up on CCTV cameras.

Defence attorney Ben Mathewson says photos of Gill’s green BMW have been shown to her two daughters, but they are unable to identify the driver.


This article first appeared on EWN : Rob Packham allegedly tried to arrange alibi on day wife went missing


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Death toll from George fire now at 8

Death toll from George fire now at 8

More than 16,000 hectares of vegetation and forest have been reduced to ash while more than 400 firefighters have been deployed to battle the blaze.

Child (3) dies after falling into pit toilet in Limpopo

Child (3) dies after falling into pit toilet in Limpopo

It’s understood the incident occurred on Wednesday while the child was visiting a relative’s home in Moletjie Ditenteng.

Gill Packham's husband charged with murder

Gill Packham's husband charged with murder

Packham’s body was found in the boot of her burnt-out car almost two weeks ago. The court has heard the Packhams were experiencing marital issues.

Constantia man linked to Gill Packham’s murder due in court Monday

Constantia man linked to Gill Packham’s murder due in court Monday

Gill Packham's body was found in the boot of a burnt-out car last Thursday after being reported missing that morning.

Constantia man arrested after body of woman found in car boot

Constantia man arrested after body of woman found in car boot

Police have also confirmed it was the body of Constantia teacher Gill Packham, who was reported missing last week.

CT boy (8) dies after paramedics ambushed en route to hospital

CT boy (8) dies after paramedics ambushed en route to hospital

Paramedics were en route to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when the incident occurred.

Popular articles
'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Basetsana Kumalo about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

Pundits discuss the sexual misconduct allegations at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] 8-year-old's rant on bias of gendered clothing has social media talking

[WATCH] 8-year-old's rant on bias of gendered clothing has social media talking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

The teacher has resigned following allegations that she was involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year old pupil.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.