TIMELINE: Rodrigues Criminal Trial

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Former apartheid police officer Joao Rodrigues. Picture: African News Agency (ANA)
Former apartheid police officer Joao Rodrigues. Picture: African News Agency (ANA)

30 July 2018 (1)

Warrant of arrest issued. Charged at Johannesburg Central Police Station and Appearance at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court. Released on bail of  R 2000-00.

Indictment
Case Docket
Rodrigues Affidavit
Warrant

Press Release: https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/2018/07/29/warrant-of-arrest-issued-for-ahmed-timols-murder/

18 September 2018 (2)

Court Appearance at South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

15 October 2018 (3)

Court Appearance at South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

Press release: https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/2018/10/14/timol-murder-roderigues-back-in-court/

22 October 2018 (4)

Court Appearance at South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

Press Release: https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/2018/10/22/notice-of-motion-joao-rodrigues/

28 January 2019 (5)

9 May 2019 (6)

Court Appearance at the Palmridge Magistrate Court. Bail extended.

Press Release: https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/2019/05/06/rodrigues-criminal-matter-court-appearance/

 

28 June2019 (7)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

30 July 2019 (8)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

25 September 2019 (9)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

12 December 2019 (10)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

28 February 2020 (11)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

28 May 2020 (12)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

31 July 2020 (13)

Court Appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended.

29 October 2020 (14)

Did not attend proceedings at Palmridge High Court. Order of Arrest held over.

7 December 2020 (15)

Court Appearance at the Palmridge High Court. Warrant of arrest cancelled and bail extended.

16 February 2021 (16)

Court Appearance at the Palmridge High Court. Bail extended.

8 April 2021 (17)

Court Appearance at South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. Bail extended. Bail extended.

6 May 2021 (18)

Court Appearance at the Palmridge High Court. Bail extended.

12 July 2021 (19)

POSTPONED (Unrest in the Jhb. CBD): Rodrigues Court Appearance at South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg

30 September 2021 (20)

Next Court Appearance

Appeals

28 and 29 March 2019

Application for Permanent Stay of Prosecution (342A) Argued at South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg

31 May 2019

Judgment Handed Down

6 November 2020

SCA Proceedings

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein hears virtual arguments.

22 June 2021

SCA Judgment

SCA issues electronic judgment in the matter between Joao Rodrigues and the NDPP, Min of Justice and Correctional Services, Minister of Police and Imitiaz Ahmed Cajee.

Media Summary: https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MEDIA-SUMMARY-sca2021-87ms.pdf

Judgment: https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Rodrigues-v-NDPP-with-signatures.pdf

PAIA Application

20 May 2019: Application to Department of Justice for

Costs incurred by the State / State Attorney in the High Court of South Africa for the re-Opened inquest of Ahmed Timol – Case Number: IQ01/2017

Costs incurred by the State / State Attorney in the High Court of South Africa for the criminal case against Rodrigues – Case number: SS106/2018;

Costs incurred by the State / State Attorney in the High Court of South Africa for the 342A Application in the matter between Joao Rodrigues and the National Director of Public Prosecutions & Others – Case number: 76755/18

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PAIA-to-DOJ-20-05-2019.pdf

15 November 2019: Response from Office of State Attorney

R 3, 585, 205.92 incurred for legal fees of private attorney, junior and senior legal counsel.

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Cajee-State-Attorney-Response-incl-Annexure-R.pdf

18 March 2020: Appeal to Minister of Justice

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/20220-03-18-Min-of-DOJ-PAIA-Appeal.pdf

14 July 2021: Lawyers letter calling upon State to stop paying his civil litigation

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Letter-to-Minister-of-Justice_14-July-2021.pdf

21 July 2021: Response from the Office of the Solicitor General

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/21072021-LETTER-TO-WEBBER-WENTZEL-JOA-RODRIGUES.pdf

TIMELINE:

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PAIA-TIMELINE-27-09-2020-1.pdf

Constitutional Court

Papers Filed

Applicant: Rodrigues

VOLUME 1

VOLUME 2

VOLUME 3

VOLUME 4

VOLUME 5

VOLUME 6

Con Court Supplementary Filing Affidavit

Con Court issued motion

National Director of Public Prosecutions: 1st Respondent

                               (No Evidence of Papers Filed)

Min of Justice & Correctional Services:  2nd Respondent

                            (No Evidence of Papers Filed)

Min of Police:  3rd Respondent

Notice of withdrawal of its intention to oppose the application

Cajee: 4th Respondent

Grounds of Opposition to the Application for Leave for Leave to Appeal in Terms of Rule 19(4)

Stamped Copy from Con Court 

Rodrigues Dies

7 September 2021:

Ben Minnaar Attorneys – Letter to Registrar Con Court

30 September 2021:

Criminal case removed from the court roll at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg

 

Correspondence to Con Court

Correspondence dated 3 November 2021 to the Registrar of the Constitutional Court by legal counsel of the late Joao Roderigues

“We would submit that it is in the interest of justice to get finality on these issues”

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Rod-Letter-to-Registrar-Con-Court-3-November-2021-1.pdf

 

Response from Con Court

https://www.ahmedtimol.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/doc00030120211110152433.pdf

The above letter must be read with Rule 7 of the Constitutional Court set out below:

“7 Change of parties

  1. If a party dies or becomes incompetent to continue any proceedings, the proceedings shall thereby be stayed until such time as an authorised representative or other competent person has been appointed in the place of such party, or until such incompetence ceases to exist.
  2. Where an authorised or other competent person has been so appointed, the Court may, on application, order that such authorised or competent person be substituted for the party who has so died or become incompetent.”
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