The accused, Joao Rodrigues (for the 1971 murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol) represented by his legal representatives, Adv. Jaap Cilliers, SC appeared before Judge Monama in the South Gauteng High Court (2A) in Johannesburg this morning (08th April 2019). The criminal case that was due to commence today has now been postponed to 09 May 2019 for the way forward.
This will allow the full bench that heard Rodrigues’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution on 28th and 29th March 2019 to make a judgment. If the application by the accused is successful, the prosecution against Rodrigues will be permanently stayed. If the application is unsuccessful, a trial date will be set for the criminal matter.
Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee – Nephew of the late Ahmed Timol