Joao Rodrigues, the retired security branch police officer implicated in the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971, will have to answer to the charges against him.

This comes after the Johannesburg high court dismissed Rodrigues's application for a permanent stay of prosecution, on Monday.

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