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
'I wonder when they are going to start raiding the pension funds to support SAA'

'I wonder when they are going to start raiding the pension funds to support SAA'

SA Flyer Magazine editor Guy Leitch gives his take as Development Bank of Southern Africa pledges R3.5bn funding.

South Africa could face a shortage of red meat due to Eastern Cape drought

South Africa could face a shortage of red meat due to Eastern Cape drought

Agri Eastern Cape president Doug Stern says the province carries a third of the country's livestock numbers.

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
Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.