Johannesburg - Former apartheid security police officer Joao Rodrigues has two weeks to appeal the High Court in Johannesburg's decision to deny his application on the permanent stay of prosecution for the 1971 murder of apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane said Rodrigues' counsel has indicated that they will study the order before deciding whether to appeal.
Mjonondwane said this ruling has set a pace for similar matters.
"All-in-all, it's a ruling that affirms the rule of law. It's one that sends a message that one can not bring an application to court citing age and citing delays," she said.
She said the prosecution date on the matter will be determined by Rodrigues' response.