inquest

Haron family to reopen inquest into Imam’s death

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,[…]

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NPA agrees to re-open inquest into death of Ahmed Timol

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[…]

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Timol inquest documents made public

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[…]

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Timol inquest papers made public

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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Dewani London inquest postponed

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[…]

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Inquest into fatal Kuils River shoot-out

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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