Ahmed Timol

Timol trial to proceed, stay of prosecution dismissed  

By Anees Teladia In a widely welcomed decision, Ahmed Timol’s alleged murderer, Apartheid-era police officer, Joao Rodrigues will stand trial for charges laid against him. This comes after Rodrigues’ application for a permanent stay of prosecution was dismissed yesterday by Judge Seun Moshidi at the Johannesburg High Court.  The trial[…]

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Timol murder accused to know his fate

80-year-old Rodrigues has argued that prosecution will violate his right to dignity as he would be tried at his old age for a crime allegedly committed 48 years ago. Former Apartheid police officer Joao Jan Rodrigues will know on Monday whether his application for a permanent stay of prosecution is successful. Rodrigues[…]

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Ahmed Timol murder accused to appear in court

Former security branch policeman Joao Rodrigues’ legal representative is expected to argue before the South Gauteng High Court on why he should not be prosecuted for the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971. In a statement released on Sunday, the Ahmed Timol Family Trust said Rodrigues’ lawyers will[…]

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IJR calls on prosecuting authorities to intensify their efforts in the Ashley Kriel case

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) has called on prosecuting authorities to redouble their efforts in seeking justice into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ashley Kriel in 1987. The IJR’s views were expressed after the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to charge, Joao Rodrigues,  a security police officer during the[…]

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Mohammed Dangor on Ahmed Timol and the TRC process

By Thakira Desai Being raised in an activist family, former South African ambassador to Libya, Syria and Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Dangor and his siblings joined the struggle at an early age.  Five of the nine siblings actively took part in the struggle, one dying as member of the Azanian People’s[…]

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Court rules Timol was pushed to his death

Pretoria High Court Judge Billy Mothle has ruled that activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide but was brutally tortured and pushed from the 10th floor of the notorious John Vorster Square police building in October 1971. An inquest held in 1972 found that he had committed suicide by jumping[…]

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