Ahmed Timol's nephew opposes former apartheid cop's appeal bid
8 July 2019
The nephew of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, Imtiaz Patel Cajee, has joined the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and two other government departments in opposing the leave to appeal application of former apartheid police officer, Joao Roderigues.
Cajee posted on Twitter that he had joined the departments of justice and correctional services and police in the application.
Last month, the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg unanimously dismissed Roderigues' application for a permanent stay of his prosecution. But Roderigues wants to appeal and filed an application for leave to appeal.
His legal team listed 11 reasons why they believed the High Court had misdirected itself. He is accused of involvement in Timol's murder in 1971. At the time of his death, Timol was in custody.