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WATCH: Judge rules Ahmed Timol was murdered

12 October, 10:50 AM

Judge Billy Mothle is delivering his judgment in the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol while he was in the custody of security branch police. Watch the stream above. 

Timol's death, on October 27, 1971, was ruled a suicide following an inquest in 1972. However, a private investigation commissioned by his family uncovered new evidence which was presented to the National Prosecuting Authority, and the inquest was reopened.

His loved ones refuse to believe that he jumped from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square (now called Johannesburg Central police station) while security branch police were interrogating him.

Since the inquest began, several witnesses told the court they believe Timol was pushed.

Visuals courtesy of SABC Digital on YouTube

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