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

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