Latest articles on Ahmed Timol

João Rodrigues, apartheid-era crimes and the question of a blanket amnesty

The former Security Branch officer is asking the SCA for a permanent stay of appeal in the prosecution of the murder of Ahmed Timol in 1971

George Bizos dies at 92

Renowned human rights lawyer George Bizos, who defended Nelson Mandela and other struggle icons during the treason trial and Rivonia trial, represented families at the TRC, and later represented Marikana miners’ families, has died

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Inside the Security Branch: Torture between brandy and boerewors

A former SB operative, Paul Erasmus, talks about the torture of a young trade unionist, Neil Aggett, and the machinations at John Vorster Square

Inquest into Neil Aggett’s death begins

The trade unionist was found hanged in his cell at the John Vorster Square police station in 1982

Can the NPA save face on unresolved apartheid deaths?

Doors have opened for the Timol, Simelane and Aggett families but doubts still linger about the NPA’s behaviour and culpability

Application denied: Rodrigues to stand trial for Timol murder

João ‘Jan’ Rodrigues’ application for a stay of prosecution has been dismissed. He will stand trial for the 1971 murder of activist Ahmed Timol

NPA to re-examine Neil Aggett’s death

The Minister of Justice announced that an investigation will reopen over the death of Aggett's death

TRC commissioners demand justice

Former truth and reconciliation commissioners are entering a court battle to see a former policeman prosecuted

NPA admits to political interference in prosecutorial decisions

The NPA has denied that it played any role in delaying the prosecution of apartheid-era crimes, but concedes politicians interfered in its decisions

Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial inquiry into lack of apartheid prosecutions

Imtiaz Cajee, the nephew of murdered anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, will recommend an inquiry to probe the capture of the NPA and SAPS

Timol family granted access to oppose apartheid cop’s attempt to ‘escape justice’

The Timol family wants to stop former Security Branch clerk Joao Rodrigues from being granted a permanent stay of prosecution

Activist families fear precedent-setting case by apartheid cop

Families of slain activists are fighting against an apartheid-era cop’s attempt to avoid prosecution permanently

Daughter of apartheid cop accused of Timol’s murder speaks out

Tilana Stander says she has not spoken to her father for years but helped the Timol Foundation find him

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