Quest for truth continues



ENCAPublished on Dec 18, 2018SUBSCRIBE 254KThe family of Ahmed Timol is continuing its quest for the truth. It’s opposing apartheid policeman Joao Rodrigues’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution. Courtesy #DStv403#MorningNewsToday

Timol family joins challenge against Rodrigues’ stay of prosecution bid


Pretoria – The South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg, granted permission to the family of Ahmed Timol to join the fight against his alleged killer, Joao Rodrigues’ application for a stay of prosecution.

Judge Ramarumi Monana, however, turned down the application by the family of Dr Hoosen Haffejee, who wanted to be admitted as an intervening party.

The judge expressed his concern that there was no finding that Rodrigues was involved in the killing of Haffejee.

The family of another allegedly murdered anti apartheid activist, Mathews Mabelane, will meanwhile side alongside the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in its opposition to Rodrigues’ application for a stay of prosecution.

Timol family granted access to oppose apartheid cop’s attempt to ‘escape justice’

Ra’eesa Pather 19 Dec 2018 14:47

The former Security Branch clerk accused of murdering anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol will now once again face the Timol family in court as he seeks to permanently halt his prosecution.

Joao Rodrigues was not in court on Wednesday when Judge Ramarumo Monama allowed the Timol family to intervene in his application to stop the prosecution. Rodrigues applied to the court to halt the prosecution on grounds that he is too old to stand trial and many witnesses have died in the 47 years since Timol was murdered.

But Howard Varney, the advocate for the Timol family, said that the family — as victims of the accused’s conduct — has a right to be heard. 
In court papers, the family said that Rodrigues could not be allowed to “escape justice”.

Timol’s family allowed to challenge prosecution of Joao Roderiques

SABC Digital NewsPublished on Dec 19, 2018SUBSCRIBE 420KThe family of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol will be allowed to challenge an application to stop the prosecution of former security branch police officer Joao Roderiques. The 80-year-old faces charges relating to the 1971 murder of Timol. A 1972 inquest ruled his death a suicide. But the ruling was overturned by Pretoria High Court to murder last year.

Timol family allowed to intervene in Rodrigues stay of prosecution bid

News24Published on Dec 19, 2018SUBSCRIBE 152KThe legal representatives of late struggles activists, Ahmed Timol and Dr Hoosen Haffejee appeared at the Gauteng high court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The Haffejee family applied to be joint respondents in opposing the motion of a permanent stay of prosecution brought by former security branch officer sergeant Joao Jan Rodrigues