John Vorster Square

Witness describes the moments following Aggett’s death

A former inmate who was detained at the then John Vorster Square Police Station Jabulane Ngwenya says the mood was very tense at the station on the day anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett died. Ngwenya has concluded testifying at the inquest into Aggett’s death in the High Court in Johannesburg. Aggett[…]

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Court rules Timol was pushed to his death

Pretoria High Court Judge Billy Mothle has ruled that activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide but was brutally tortured and pushed from the 10th floor of the notorious John Vorster Square police building in October 1971. An inquest held in 1972 found that he had committed suicide by jumping[…]

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Second sitting of Ahmed Timol death inquiry to resume

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[…]

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