Apartheid-era police officer, Joao Rodrigues passes away

Ahmed Timol

The reopened inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol resumes for the cross-examination of witnesses at the High Court in Pretoria.

Ahmed Timol Family Trust

JOHANNESBURG - Former apartheid security police officer Joao Rodrigues has died.

Rodrigues was charged with the murder of activist Ahmed Timol.

READ: Joao Rodrigues takes legal battle to Constitutional Court

According to his lawyer, Rodrigues passed away around midnight due to ill health.

His death was not COVID-19 related.

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