Reports: NPA opening a docket against Jan Rodrigues in Ahmed Timol case
This will be the first prosecution of its kind for the death in detention of an anti-apartheid activist.
JOHANNESBURG - It’s being reported that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is opening a docket against former apartheid security branch policeman Jan Rodrigues in connection with the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.
According to the Mail and Guardian, this will be the first prosecution of its kind for the death in detention of an anti-apartheid activist.
It’s also understood that dockets will be opened against two other security branch policemen.
Earlier this month, Judge Billy Mothle ruled that Timol had been pushed to his death from the 10th floor of the John Vorster Square Police Station in 1971.