The case against the former police officer implicated in the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was delayed on Monday when the state attorney failed to appear in court.
This is according to Timol's nephew Imtiaz Cajee.
Cajee is opposing Joao Rodrigues’ application for a permanent stay of execution.
Rodrigues was charged with Timol’s murder following an inquiry last year where the High Court ruled the apartheid struggle stalwart did not commit suicide but was rather pushed to his death, while in police detention in 1971.
The state attorney failed to appear in court this afternoon. Judge Monama was absolutely scathing, he repeated the phrase justice delayed is justice denied.— Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol
So absolutely scathing that they were not present but what he has done is he has granted an order ensuring that we come back to the South Gauteng High Court on the 28th of March where the actual heads of argument will be presented in front of a full bench and he has given us a date for the 8th of April where we will get a clearer direction on the trial date and the way forward.— Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol
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