The second sitting of the inquest looking into anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death at John Vorster Square in 1971 will resume on Monday. The inquest into Timol’s death while he was in the custody of security branch police is set to continue in the High Court in Pretoria. Timol’s death[…]
Apartheid-era police illegally held anti-apartheid activists Ahmed Timol and Salim Essop at John Vorster Square in order to torture them, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday. “They were held, in my view, illegally in the offices on the 10th floor. One can only come to the conclusion that[…]
The second sitting of the inquest looking into anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death at John Vorster Square in 1971 resumes on Monday. Timol’s death was ruled a suicide in 1972, however a private investigation launched by Timol’s family uncovered new evidence which it presented to the NPA, asking for the[…]
By Shafiq Morton THE re-opening of the inquest into the causes of Ahmed Timol’s death in detention, 45 years after the fact, is most certainly a long-awaited constitutional triumph. However, with it comes tremendous pain, and the nightmares of an era when security policemen were licensed killers. For me, it[…]
“Brother Lesh, inform mum and my other brothers that the police are going to push me from the 10th floor and I am bidding you goodbye, forever.” These were the words written on the white lining of Matthews Mabelane’s dark green and bloodied Lee branded trousers. Fearing for his life,[…]
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was not suicidal an inquest into his death — sitting in the South Gauteng High Court — heard on Tuesday. “Ahmed never wanted to die, he loved life like me. Even Ahmed’s girlfriend never knew that he anticipated to take his own life or he was[…]
The man who was arrested alongside late anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971, took centre stage at the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday during the first sitting of the inquest into his death. Salim Essop recounted painful memories of the torture he endured in the hands of the apartheid[…]
The family of teacher and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, who died in police custody 45 years ago, believe that the reopening of an inquest docket into his death will help them clarify what really happened, and restore his legacy, dignity and honour. After being ruled a suicide in 1972, a[…]
After decades of struggle by the Timol family and human rights activists, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has announced that it would reopen the inquest into the death of Ahmed Timol. The original inquest found in 1972 that nobody was to blame for Timol’s death. The Magistrate concluded that Timol[…]
The 44th anniversary of Ahmed Timol’s death in detention will be marked on Tuesday, October 27. The commemorative event will see the inquest documents into his death, officially being made available to the public. The event takes place at 10.30am at Johannesburg Central Police Station, in the very building from[…]
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