Ekurhuleni - The matter of former apartheid police officer Joao Rodrigues - implicated in the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol - was again postponed after the state's instructing attorney and counsel for the acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) failed to appear in court on Monday.
Rodrigues made a brief appearance in the South High Court, sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court in Ekurhuleni.
Judge Ramarumo Monama, who was visibly upset, lashed out at the state attorneys' absence.
Monama said the State attorneys had not bothered to let him know they would not be present.
"This is unacceptable," he said.