The spouse of killed Gill Packham has been discharged out on R50 000 safeguard and has been set under house capture.
Ransack Packham, 57, showed up in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday and is confronting charges of planned murder and crushing the finishes of equity.
Packham was released out on R50 000 bail with strict conditions.
The Court ordered that Packham be placed under house arrest. It is unclear where Packham will be residing.
He has also been asked to hand over his passport to authorities.
The court heard that the matter would 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, Gill Packham’s murder shortly after her body was found inside a burning BMW at Diep River Railway Station.
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.