“The Foundation for Equality before the Law, whose objective is to ensure former security policeman who never applied for amnesty are not prosecuted, must be working overtime. It cannot afford to have former security policemen like Els and Rodrigues break ranks and give an inch. To men like JP Botha, who runs the foundation, the security police were operating in “a time of war” and many were just “following orders”, as we have heard from the Nazis in the Nuremberg trials after World War II.”
“Dr Scheepers, the pathologist who did the autopsy in 1971, found a number of injuries on Timol’s body not consistent with a long fall. So did medical doctors at the time. But Rodrigues claims not to have seen any injuries when he sat with him in room 1026.
One of these injuries was to his left foot, which would have made it impossible for him to rush to the window, as Rodrigues claimed.
Had he dived out of the window, as Rodrigues claimed, he would have landed much further away from the building, according to the testimony of a trajectory expert
J P BOTHA
129 THIRD ROAD
Press Release 12 June 2017
Reopening of the Inquest of Ahmed Timol.