Johannesburg - The criminal case against former security policeman Joao Rodrigues, who is accused of murdering anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, has been delayed after the judgment on his application for a permanent stay of prosecution was not delivered on Monday.
Rodrigues's criminal case was expected to resume on Monday after arguments on his permanent stay of prosecution were heard before a full bench on 28 and 29 March.
The matter has been postponed to May 9.
Rodrigues's legal representative Advocate Jaap Cilliers SC had argued, in the South Gauteng High Court, that his client should benefit from the amnesty former president Nelson Mandela granted, or an agreement reached at the highest level of government, that politically motivated crimes preceding 1994 would not be prosecuted.
Cilliers had also argued that Rodrigues had been unfairly charged with the murder of Timol without conclusive evidence.