The inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett, will resume on Monday morning with more witnesses expected to give their testimonies. On Friday expert witness Sietze Albertse, who deals with fingerprint analysis, told the court about the challenges of collecting and recreating the scene in Aggett’s cell. Albertse[…]
By Tasneem Adams The family of the late Imam Abdullah Haron will reopen the inquest into their father’s death in 1969. The long-awaited decision follows the success of the Ahmed Timol inquest, in which reopened by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 1996. Imam Haron died on September 27, 1969,[…]
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 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 inquest documents into the death of Ahmed Timol will provide more than just historical value, shedding new insight into his life as an activist and Apartheid police accounts of what happened during his detention, according to Zaakirah Vadi of the Kathrada Foundation. Tuesday marked the 44th anniversary of Timol’s[…]
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[…]
The inquest into Anni Dewani’s murder in South Africa will resume on October 9 in London with a list of unanswered questions for her husband Shrien. Coroner Andrew Walker said in brief proceedings he did not think there would be any point to the inquest, because Anni’s death on November[…]
An inquest docket has been opened after the police’s flying squad shot dead a man and injured another during a high-speed chase in Kuils River, Cape Town. “We are investigating and have opened an inquest on our side as there was a shoot-out,” Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Grace Langa[…]
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