Joao Rodrigues's leave to appeal application dismissed

Apartheid-era cop Joao Rodrigues's leave to appeal application has been dismissed at the South Gauteng High Court.

Rodrigues had applied for a permanent stay of prosecution application last year and that was dismissed by the high court in June.

He is accused of the murder of apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, whose murder was ruled as a suicide in 1971.

Timol's nephew Imtiaz Cajee says this another significant victory for the family.

Cajee says Rodrigues's next appearance is expected to be on 25 September.

It is another significant victory. The timeline speaks for itself... it is definitely a victory, not just for Ahmed Timol but for all apartheid-era victims.

Imtiaz Cajee, Nephew of Ahmed Timol

We should hear from his legal team as to what avenue they will now be exploring - if they intend to continue with the criminal case or whether they intend appealing the ruling of a full bench...

Imtiaz Cajee, Nephew of Ahmed Timol

Click on the link below to hear the full interview...


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