SABC Digital News Published on Mar 31, 2019 SUBSCRIBE 504K
A full bench of judges has reserved judgment in Joao Rodrigues’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution. The 80-year old wants his defence to rescue him from standing trial for the death of Ahmed Timol, an anti-apartheid activist. A 1972 suicide version was overturned to murder by the Pretoria High Court two years ago. Rodrigues maintained that Timol jumped to his death from the 10th floor window. The incident happened at the then John Vorster Square police station.