Police Officer In Court For Timol’s Death

FILE: Ahmed Timol. Picture: ahmedtimol.co.za

JOHANNESBURG: One of the police officers implicated in the murder Ahmed Timol is back in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday.

Joao Rodrigues (80) is believed to be the last person who saw Ahmed alive at the Johannesburg central prison in 1971.

Ahmed’s family said it did not accept the legal representatives of the police officer’s plan to argue that Rodrigues shouldn’t be prosecuted due to his age and the years passed since the anti-apartheid activist’s death..

Last year, the High Court in Pretoria ruled that Timol did not commit suicide but was rather pushed to his death.

Timol’s nephew Ahmed Cajee says the family will continue to pursue the matter until justice is served.

“It’s absolutely disgraceful that he expects justice to be based on time, that we should not pursue this matter.

“As the Timol family and other victims throughout the country, this is the day we’ve been waiting for a very long time for all these cases to be pursued and investigated.”