Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder
Constantia businessman Rob Packham showed 'no reaction' as he was on Monday found guilty of the murder of his wife Gill.
Packham was arrested in February last year after Gill's body was discovered in the boot of her burnt-out BMW at Diep River train station.
EWN reporter Lauren Isaacs was in court for the judgment.
Throughout the judgment, it seemed almost that he disputed what the judge was saying. Almost confused, perplexed.Lauren Isaacs, Reporter - EWN
Previously he always acted very confident. Making snide remarks, but today he seemed anxious.Lauren Isaacs, Reporter - EWN
He tried to say something to his daughter, and as he leaned over the court orderly then came and told him it's time to go now.Lauren Isaacs, Reporter - EWN
In handing down judgment, Judge Elize Steyn called Packham's testimony 'suspicious and implausible' and questioned why he had failed to report his wife missing.
During the trial, the court heard how the couple had been having marital issues at the time of Gill's murder.
Packham was also found guilty of a charge of defeating or obstructing the administration of justice.
Details surrounding the death of the daughter of former President Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's daughter are still sketchy.Read More
Institute for Global Dialogue Sanusha Naidu says a balance between a State-led and market-led approach in the country is needed.Read More
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the sale and distribution of alcohol has been suspended with immediate effect.Read More
Doctors are warning that many private medical practices may be forced to close down without an intervention from medical aid schemes.Read More
The City's mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, says she's concerned that no arrests have been made in connection with the truck attacks.Read More
Schedules and load shedding status for your area.Read More
The average waiting period for housing applicants in the Western Cape is 15 years, says Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers.Read More
Eskom announced the return of load shedding on Friday due to reduced generating capacity and increased pressure on the grid.Read More
Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) is running a silent art auction on its Facebook page in order to finance more life-changing surgeries.Read More
More people are likely to die from Covid-19-related hunger than the disease itself, warns Oxfam in its “Hunger Virus” report.Read More