Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
15 Nov 2021
4:28 am

Apartheid crimes: Was an accord made to protect perpetrators?

Eric Naki

Nephew of Timol asks Ramaphosa to respond to a burning question.

Ahmed Timol’s nephew Imtiaz Cajee at the Johannesburg High Court. File photo: Dimpho Maja/African News Agency (ANA)

Nephew of slain anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to reveal if the ANC leadership had cut a secret deal with the apartheid authorities over perpetrators of apartheid atrocities. In an open letter to Ramaphosa on Thursday, Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee wrote: “Comrade President, as a leader of the historic negotiations, with Roelf Meyer and others, that led to the advent of democracy in 1994, I beg you for enlightenment on the terms of the secret deal. Not just the families who lost loved ones, but millions of South Africans victimised by the apartheid system deserve to know.”...