Packham asked colleague to cook up alibi on day wife went missing, court hears

A court has heard how murder accused Rob Packham asked a work colleague to lie about his whereabouts on the day his wife went missing.

The State called three witnesses on the second day of the trial against the alleged wife killer.

Packham's slain wife Gill disappeared in February. Her body was eventually found in her burnt-out car and her husband was charged with murder and defeating the ends of justice.

Read: Alleged wife killer Rob Packham pleads not guilty, court hears of infidelity

Packham has pleaded not guilty to all the allegations.

His former colleague Lodewyk van Rensburg took to the witness stand on Tuesday in the Western Cape High Court, reports EWN's Shamiela Fisher.

Van Rensburg says Packham phoned him after midday on 22 February 2018 and asked him to say that they were in a production meeting together that morning.

Packham also apparently asked his colleague to make sure that their conversation was not overheard by anyone else.

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

Rob Packham allegedly asked his colleague at the time to lie about his whereabouts the morning that his wife disappeared.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Van Rensburg said he agreed to do it because Packham was the general manager [his boss] and because he seemed worried about the whereabouts of his missing wife.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Another work colleague and a police officer also testified about the day Gill Packham went missing.

On Monday, the court heard how the couple's marriage had taken strain because of Mr Packham's infidelity.

Listen to the full EWN update:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Packham asked colleague to cook up alibi on day wife went missing, court hears


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Alleged wife killer Rob Packham pleads not guilty, court hears of infidelity

Alleged wife killer Rob Packham pleads not guilty, court hears of infidelity

Daughter Nicola Packham revealed to the court that her parents were seeing a marriage counsellor due to her father's infidelity.

Alleged wife killer Robin Packham granted R50 000 bail under strict conditions

Alleged wife killer Robin Packham granted R50 000 bail under strict conditions

The 57-year-old man is accused of murdering his wife Gill and trying to cover it up by torching her car with her body inside.

Murdered Gill Packham to be laid rest,  husband to remain behind bars

Murdered Gill Packham to be laid rest, husband to remain behind bars

Robert Packham appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice.

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

Rob Packham allegedly tried to arrange alibi on day wife 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.

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.

Popular articles
COVID-19 death toll rises to 18 in SA, cases at 1,845

COVID-19 death toll rises to 18 in SA, cases at 1,845

In a statement released on Wednesday night, the minister said the cases had gone up to 1,845.

Lockdown: Companies with good service on social media - and those without

Lockdown: Companies with good service on social media - and those without

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler investigates which companies are meeting their customers’ needs on social media.

How did a single Netcare hospital become the epicentre of Covid-19 in KZN?

How did a single Netcare hospital become the epicentre of Covid-19 in KZN?

Bruce Whitfield interviews Richard Friedland, CEO at Netcare – owner of the hospital at the epicentre of KZN’s Covid-19 outbreak.

Expect no price hikes or shortages (except rice, pasta) from us - Tiger Brands

Expect no price hikes or shortages (except rice, pasta) from us - Tiger Brands

Tiger Brands CEO Noel Doyle assures South Africans that there are sufficient supplies of most of the company's products.

Dis-Chem launches drive-through COVID-19 testing sites

Dis-Chem launches drive-through COVID-19 testing sites

The company says the tests will cost R850 each and it may take 24 to 48 hours to get your results back.

#COVID-19: Old Mutual offers 4bn worth of free life cover to health workers

#COVID-19: Old Mutual offers 4bn worth of free life cover to health workers

The company is making it available to approximately 430,000 registered healthcare workers on the front-line of the pandemic.

Lockdown shelters in Tshwane helping reunite the homeless with their families

Lockdown shelters in Tshwane helping reunite the homeless with their families

Joanne Joseph speaks to City of Tshwane administrator spokesperson Omogolo Taunyane- Mnguni to find out more.

Only fruit and veg, fresh meat, grocery, spaza shop permits to be issued - Cogta

Only fruit and veg, fresh meat, grocery, spaza shop permits to be issued - Cogta

Deputy Minister Obed Bapela says permits fro cooked food will not be issued as well as furniture shots.

Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar launches on Thursday, featuring comedic heavyweights

Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar launches on Thursday, featuring comedic heavyweights

Bruce Whitfield and comedian John Vlismas share a few Covid-19 jokes and discuss the launch of the virtual comedy club.

[Active citizenry] Assist Kate Ballenden give 100 food parcels to those in need

[Active citizenry] Assist Kate Ballenden give 100 food parcels to those in need

Ballenden says she has given out 60 food hampers so far and aims to pass the 100 mark.