Packham spent his second day in the witness box. Compared to the previous day, he appeared a bit agitated, cutting off the prosecutor, advocate Susan Galloway, as she questioned him in cross-examination.
Galloway repeatedly asked Packham to pay attention and not to look down at the exhibit files before him or at his family seated in the gallery.
Judge Elizabeth Steyn intervened, suggesting that Packham’s daughter and sister should try not to look at him as it may be “part of the problem”.
On the day of the disappearance of Packham’s wife, Gill Packham, hours before her body was found in the boot of her burnt BMW vehicle at the Diep River railway station in February last year, Packham had called Lodewyk van Rensburg asking him to lie for him.