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[…]
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[…]
Fighting to clear his name, apartheid era cop Joao Jan Rodrigues says he should benefit from amnesty former president Nelson Mandela granted, or an agreement reached at the highest level of government, that politically motivated crimes preceding 1994 would not be prosecuted. This was the submission his lawyer made in[…]
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg granted the application of Ahmed Timol’s family to intervene in former apartheid-cop Joao Rodrigues’ bid for a permanent stay of prosecution on Wednesday. Timol died in 1971 after falling from the 10th floor of the then John Vorster Square police station in Johannesburg, where[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The nephew of anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, says the family is cautiously optimistic ahead of the appearance of former security branch police sergeant Joao Jan Rodrigues in court on Monday. The NPA confirmed 80-year-old Joao Rodrigues would be appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and defeating[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The cousin of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol wept as he recalled how he could not shed a tear when he saw Timol’s wounded lifeless body because it would put him at risk of arrest by the security branch police. With a lump in his throat, Farouk Dindar was forced to[…]
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