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Cape Town - The husband of murdered Constantia resident Gill Packham has been released out on R50 000 bail.

Rob Packham, 57, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday and is facing charges of premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice.

Packham was released on R50 000 bail with strict conditions.

The Court ordered that Packham be placed under house arrest. 

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He has also been asked to hand over his passport to authorities.

It is unclear where Packham will be residing.

The matter will be moved to the Cape High Court when the trial begins.

Packham, who is one of the general managers for Twizza, a soft drink company in Cape Town, was arrested for his wife’s murder shortly after her body was found inside a burning BMW at Diep River railway station.

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Gill, who was an administrator at the Springfield Convent School in Wynberg, was reported missing on February 22 after she failed to arrive at work.

During his first court appearance this week, the State said they were opposing bail as they believed Packham would try to destroy evidence.

Blood was allegedly found in the husband's car, in the garage of the couple's home and the bathroom.

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