Former security branch police officer Nicolaas Deetlefs has denied involvement in covering up anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett’s death. However, during cross-examination, Deetlefs confessed that they did cover up the assaults and torture of detainees at the then John Vorster Square Police Station. He has been testifying at the inquest into[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Yasmin Sooka, a former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) commissioner, says many former apartheid police officers – some of whom were in police command structures – have been regrouping “to prevent any information emerging around things that implicate them”. Speaking to News24 after the reopened inquest into the death of[…]
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