Cape Town - Rob Packham, a Constantia man yet to go on trial for the murder of his wife, will be missing his daughter’s wedding and will be spending Christmas behind bars after his bail was revoked by the Western Cape High Court.
On Thursday, Judge Elizabeth Baartman found that Packham was in breach of his bail conditions and ordered that the R75 000 bail money be returned back to the depositor, a third party.
Packham is accused of killing his wife Gill Packham, whose body was found in the boot of a burning BMW vehicle she owned near the Diep River railway station after she was reported missing.
On the day she went missing, February 22, she left home for work at Springfield Convent School in Wynberg at around 7am.
The judge’s ruling followed a second bail inquiry application made by the State after Packham breached his bail conditions by directly or indirectly contacting a state witness, who happened to be his mistress of three years.