NPA approach to Timol case ‘cavalier’
THE family of slain activist Ahmed Timol, has lodged a scathing attack on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of protecting apartheid police officers involved in the killing of activists.
In the papers filed in the South Gauteng High Court in Joburg, to oppose an application by former apartheid officer Joao Rodrigues for a permanent stay of prosecution, Timol’s nephew Imtiaz Cajee said he felt let down by politicians and the NPA.
Cajee said he was informed by the NPA’s unit prosecuting political cases a few years ago they closed the probe into Timol’s death.
“I was extremely disappointed that the NPA closed its investigation into my uncle’s murder,” said Cajee in the papers.
He said he doubted any investigation was ever launched into Timol’s murder.
“I was very disappointed by the approach of the NPA which I believed to be cavalier and uncaring,” said Cajee.
He said he suspected something was wrong in protecting apartheid era killers against activists.
Cajee said the NPA was “cajoled” to stop working on cases related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. |