Packham faces new charges

2018-09-25 06:00

The 57-year-old murder accused Rob Packham from Constantia is due to appear in court today, Tuesday 25 September, on new charges.

This follows his arrest by Diep River police on the evening of Thursday 20 September­.

Packham arrived at the station in an unmarked police vehicle.

Provincial police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, alleges that Packham breached his bail conditions and intimidated witnesses.

“This office can confirm that a man was arrested last night by Diep River police on a warrant of arrest for [allegedly] breaching his bail conditions and intimidation of witnesses, relating to a murder which was committed on 22 February.”

Packham was arrested on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice after the burnt body of his wife, Gill Packham, was found in Diep River.

This latest arrest comes a month before his pretrial conference, set to take place at the Cape Town High Court on Friday 26 October.

His trial is expected to start in February next year.

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