Apartheid-era cop Rodrigues showed 'no remorse' during Timol murder charge

Ahmed Timol's nephew Imtiaz Cajee has spoken of the apparent lack of remorse shown by the former police officer implicated in the murder of his uncle.

Joao Rodrigues appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s court on Monday, on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.

A few months ago the inquest into Timol's death found that the apartheid struggle hero had not committed suicide at John Vorster Square, where he was being interrogated in 1971.

READ: The unfinished business of apartheid: Families in search of truth

A day filled with mixed emotions. I think the ultimate disappointment of the day was to see the smirk on Rodrigues' face after the court proceedings. Absolutely no remorse, smiling for the cameras...

Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol

We look forward to the pre-trial date that has been set for the 18th of September, for the legal teams to agree on a date and for the matter to be heard at the High Court.

Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol

Rodrigues has been granted R2,000 bail.

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
We have a problem with porous borders, says Bongani Bongo

We have a problem with porous borders, says Bongani Bongo

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba highlighted problems the city has been faced with, including issues that put immigrants at risk.

Ahmed Timol commemorated in historic exhibition and dialogue

Ahmed Timol commemorated in historic exhibition and dialogue

The nephew of the struggle hero, Imtiaz Cajee shares details on the event.

More apartheid-era atrocities inquests to be opened

More apartheid-era atrocities inquests to be opened

Foundation of Human Rights seeks to open more inquests into apartheid-era atrocities following the Ahmed Timol ruling.

Efforts underway to reopen apartheid murder cases

Efforts underway to reopen apartheid murder cases

Ahmed Timol's nephew Imtiaz Cajee will now seek to have eight more cases re-investigated.

Hawks to charge security cop in Ahmed Timol murder

Hawks to charge security cop in Ahmed Timol murder

The Hawks confirmed that a docket has been opened in the murder of Ahmed Timol who died in police custody 46 years ago.

The unfinished business of apartheid: Families in search of truth

The unfinished business of apartheid: Families in search of truth

Eusebius McKaiser chats about the unfinished business of apartheid and what the ramifications of this are for SA today.

Popular articles
DA to decide if Herman Mashaba will serve his notice period or get cut loose

DA to decide if Herman Mashaba will serve his notice period or get cut loose

It's reported that some senior members of the Democratic Alliance want Mashaba's membership terminated with immediate effect.

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

The South African Civil Aviation Authority explains some of the findings of its maintenance audit at SAA Technical.

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

Black Business Council president Sandile Zungu on his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

Xolani Xala (SA Business Abroad) defends his defence of ANC stalwart Baleka Mbete’s "car crash" interview on Al Jazeera.

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Why Vestact is buying Discovery (JSE), Long4Life (JSE) and Booking.com

Why Vestact is buying Discovery (JSE), Long4Life (JSE) and Booking.com

Portfolio Manager Byron Lotter shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

[LISTEN] What you need to know about new revenge porn laws

[LISTEN] What you need to know about new revenge porn laws

A person found guilty of so-called 'revenge porn' could now face up to four years in prison or a fine of up to R300,000.

[WATCH] Toddler upset that mom didn't give him a goodbye kiss, is so adorable

[WATCH] Toddler upset that mom didn't give him a goodbye kiss, is so adorable

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.