Rodrigues in Court and Cradock Four


Rodrigues in Court:

The criminal court case against Joao Rodrigues is expected to be postponed again, when he makes his appearance at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday, 28 June 2019, at 10:00 in Room 2B.

A court date was to have been announced for the criminal case to proceed after Mr Roderigues’ failed bid to have proceedings against him permanently stayed. After the full Bench of the South Gauteng High Court rejected his application on 3rd June 2019, the accused is applying for leave to appeal. A date is yet to be arranged for arguments.

Cradock Four:

27 June 2019, marks 34 years since the disappearances of the Cradock Four.

Four anti-apartheid activists from Cradock, Eastern Cape, were intercepted at a roadblock set up by the South African apartheid government security police outside Port Elizabeth. These activists were Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkhonto and Sicelo Mhlauli. Goniwe and Calata were rumoured to be on a secret police hit list for their active participation in the struggle against apartheid in the Cradock area. The South African security police abducted all four activists, killed them and burnt their bodies. The activists, who came from the Karoo town of Cradock, became known as the Cradock Four.


Issued by Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee – nephew of Ahmed Timol