Cape Town – Alleged wife killer Rob Packham has been taken into custody after allegedly breaching his bail conditions for the second time.
The former beverage company manager, who is due to go on trial in February, was released under strict conditions in September following an inquiry that found he had breached his bail conditions by contacting his former mistress, who is a State witness.
Eric Ntabazalila, the provincial spokesperson for the prosecution, told TimesLive on Wednesday: "I can confirm that we will ask the court to withdraw his bail, as he has breached his bail conditions, and for him to be kept in prison."
The accused was initially granted R50 000 bail, with conditions, after he was arrested earlier this year. But his bail was increased by R25 000 with more stringent conditions after he was rearrested.
As part of his revised bail conditions, he was allowed to visit a shopping centre in Wynberg once a week for three hours; visit a medical practitioner in Wynberg for emergencies; visit his psychologist in Rondebosch once a week; travel to his lawyers to prepare for his case; and attend church service every Sunday.