[pretoria] - ‘Political meddling delayed prosecution of apartheid era crimes’

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This was admitted to by Dr Torie Pretorius, head of the Priority Litigation Crimes Unit in the NPA, in a supplementary affidavit filed this week.

In it, he is opposing the stay of prosecution application brought by former apartheid era policeman Joao “Jan” Rodrigues.

The now 80-year-old Rodrigues is facing charges relating to the death of Ahmed Timol in 1971. The anti-apartheid activist allegedly fell to his death from the 10th floor of the notorious John Vorster Square in Joburg while in detention.

The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, during the re-opening of the inquest last year, concluded that Timol did not commit suicide but was murdered....

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