Investigations into Timol's death 'a cover up of the truth' - private investigator

2017-07-27 15:02
Forensic pathologist Dr Shakeera Holland shows of a skull during the inquest into Ahmed Timol's death at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Alaister Russell, Gallo Images, Sowetan)

Forensic pathologist Dr Shakeera Holland shows of a skull during the inquest into Ahmed Timol's death at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Alaister Russell, Gallo Images, Sowetan)

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Pretoria - A private investigator commissioned by anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol's family has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that previous investigations into Timol's death amounted to a "cover up of the truth".

WATCH: Ahmed Timol inquest, day 9

"They didn't do that. They appointed [a certain general]. He was not impartial, he believed Timol committed suicide."

'No reason to move him'

The apartheid era police officials removed Timol's body within minutes after he fell from the 10th floor of John Voster building (now called Johannesburg Central Police Station), he said.

Dutton said he couldn't understand why Timol was taken away immediately after falling.

Timol's death, on October 27, 1971, was ruled a suicide in 1972. Police said Timol fell at 15:50.

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