This emerged during his Friday high court hearing into his bail contraventions which led to his arrest last week. Packham’s repeated contact with State witnesses, including Twizza colleagues and his ex-mistress, resulted in the court placing him under severe house arrest rather than continued incarceration at Pollsmoor.
In an affidavit presented in court on Friday, Packham claims his deviousness was to prevent Gill from finding out that he was shopping for a car for her March birthday.
This was why he arrived late “sometime after 9am” at Twizza on February 22. “I had been attending to some personal business on my way in.”
Alarmed by a 9.30am call from Gill’s school that she had not arrived for work, Packham says he left Twizza to look for her.