Ahmed Timol murder case postponed to 22 October

Former apartheid-era policeman, Joao Rodrigues has made his third appearance at the South Gauteng High Court in connection with the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.

It is believed that Rodrigues was the last person to see Timol alive in 1971.

Ahmed Timol's nephew Imtiaz Cajee who attended the court proceedings, says the case has been postponed to 22 October.

The judge was very clear and assertive to Rodrigues' legal team that they need to complete and submit their legal documents as they are seeking to have a permanent stay of prosecution.

Imtiaz Cajee, Ahmed Timol's nephew

READ: Efforts underway to reopen apartheid murder cases

The judge said he will not tolerate any delay tactics on the side of the defence.

Imtiaz Cajee, Ahmed Timol's nephew

ALSO READ: New witnesses come forward with info regarding Ahmed Timol death

Rodrigues' version of events is hard to believe.

Imtiaz Cajee, Ahmed Timol's nephew

Listen to what the family has done to reach out to Rodrigues...


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