‘Justice will prevail’ – Gill Packham’s family speaks out for the first time

2018-03-14 17:20
PHOTO: Facebook/ @Nicola Packham

PHOTO: Facebook/ @Nicola Packham

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In the furore that followed the horrifying discovery of Gill Packham’s charred body in the boot of her car, the mom-of-two’s loved ones asked for their privacy.

But Gill’s sisters have broken their silence.

“We trust that justice will prevail for our sister,” they said in a statement to YOU, via Michael Matthews and Associates Attorneys.

 “The loss of a sister is never easy, but when such loss occurs in a manner that is particularly shocking and unexpected, it makes it even more difficult for those left behind.”

After she disappeared on Thursday 22 February, Gill’s burnt body was discovered in the boot of her BMW, parked outside Diep River Train Station.

Her husband Rob, a 57-year-old general manager, was arrested at his home in Constantia soon after the body was confirmed to be Gill’s.

He has appeared in court and was granted bail. The case was postponed to Tuesday 8 May for further investigation.

Gill’s sisters thanked the family’s friends and loved ones for their support in the wake of the unthinkable tragedy.

“While we, her sisters, continue to work through this difficult time, we want to thank our friends and family both in South Africa and around the world, for their love and support.

“We truly appreciate you all.”

They added that while Gill’s funeral had been mentioned in court, it was the family’s wish that the details remained private.

SEE THEIR FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

“We note the outcome of the proceedings in the Wynberg Magistrates court on Friday 9th March 2018, but trust that justice will prevail for our sister.

Additionally, we understand from the court proceedings that a funeral is being planned for Gill. Such information, at this time, should be considered private and not a cause for rumour or speculation as not all family members have been informed of the details.

The loss of a sister is never easy, but when such loss occurs in a manner that is particularly shocking and unexpected, it makes it even more difficult for those left behind. While we, her sisters, continue to work through this difficult time, we want to thank our friends and family both in South Africa and around the world, for their love and support. We truly appreciate you all.”

#justiceforgill

 Released by Michael Matthews and Associates Attorneys, on behalf of the late Gill Packham’s sisters.

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