CAPE TOWN - Murder-accused Rob Packham allegedly asked a work colleague to lie about his whereabouts on the day his wife disappeared on February 22, 2018, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.
The logistics manager of Twizza, a softdrinks plant where Packham worked as the general manager, told the court on Tuesday that Packham had called him at 12.33pm to ask him to say that if anyone called to ask where he had been, he should say they had been in a meeting at 8.30am that morning.
Lodewyk Van Rensburg agreed, but felt uneasy about the request and reported it to the human resources department.
Van Rensburg testified that Packham told him he was looking for his wife who had not arrived at Springfield Convent High School, where she worked as a secretary, that morning.
Packham had called Van Rensburg "Buddy" when he started the conversation, which he had never done before.