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

11 March 2019 4:57 PM
Tags:
Murder
Gill Packham
Rob Packham
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Nicola Packham

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

Constantia businessman Rob Packham has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife.

Packham, whose trial got underway in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, faces charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.

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

He was arrested after Gill Packham’s body was found in the boot of her burnt-out car at Diep River train station in February last year.

He's denying all the allegations made against him.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Bernice Moore, a colleague of the deceased, and the youngest Packham daughter, Nicola, were the first two State witnesses called to the stand, reports EWN's Shamiela Fisher.

Nicola revealed to the court that her parents were seeing a marriage counsellor because of her father's infidelity.

She told the court that her parents were having marriage troubles because of her father's extramarital affair.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

The 26-year-old says she moved out of the house and relocated to Johannesburg 10 days before her mother's missing body was found dead.

Meanwhile, Moore worked with Gill at the Springfield Convent School where they were both employed as secretaries.

She recounted the day that Gill Packham went missing and how Mr Packham had exhibited some strange behaviour.

Listen to the EWN update on The John Maytham Show:


11 March 2019 4:57 PM
Tags:
Murder
Gill Packham
Rob Packham
Trial
wife killer
Nicola Packham

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