The arrests of several anti-apartheid activists in the years surrounding Dr Neil Aggett's detention were seemingly without reason but these comrades would soon find out that the apartheid Security Branch were gunning for another treason trial.
ANC veteran Babara Hogan has told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg how she wishes she had never compiled a report that included a list of "close comrades" on it.
A former Security Branch member tells an inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett that it would have been impossible for him to have a scarf in his cell.
A former Security Branch cop testifies he was denied entry to the holding cell of Dr Neil Aggett at the notorious John Vorster Square, now Johannesburg Central police station.
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".
Trying to recall events of over three decades old, Dr Elizabeth Floyd’s account of her time at the infamous John Vorster Square police station is something out of a horror movie.
A new inquest into Neil Aggett's death is likely to shed more light on soemone described as a warm, sensitive, "man of the people".
Standing in a room where he was held in detention in the 1980s, Maurice Smithers tells an inquest he remembers looking through a window separating two rooms and seeing Neil Aggett with police officers.
The lawyer for the Aggett family says they believe anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett was killed "either directly or through unrelenting systematic torture, abuse and neglect which pushed him to take his own life".
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has written to the judges president of the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal divisions of the High Court to ask them appoint judges for the inquests into the deaths in detention of anti-apartheid activists, Dr Neil Aggett and Hoosen Haffejee.
Why were activists able to summon the sustained courage to defeat a ghastly regime yet today there seems to be so little of the same ingredient in stock to take the difficult decisions, writes Serjeant at the Bar.
Describing working conditions at John Vorster Square, now known as the Johannesburg Central police station, a former security branch officer said black officers were crammed into one office while most of their white counterparts had their own offices.
A former Security Branch officer says black officers feared their white colleagues, who regularly called them the k-word.
Political detainees at the notorious John Vorster Square, now known as Johannesburg Central police station, complained that they were tortured daily, the inquest into the death of Neil Aggett has heard.
Having now had almost four decades to reflect on Aggett's tragic death in detention at the infamous John Vorster Square in 1982, Floyd detailed the discrepancies between what she saw and what the apartheid security police said.
Close friend and lawyer David Dison has detailed the investigation the legal team had undertaken into Neil Aggett's death as part of the first inquest in 1982 at the reopened inquest in the High Court in Johannesburg.
Lawyers, former detainees and police officers have held an inspection of the cell in which the body of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett was found hanged 38 years ago.
Twenty-four files containing vital information of former security branch members involved in an inquest into anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett's death in 1982, are seemingly missing or unavailable.
Another apartheid-era death will be reinvestigated after former justice and correctional services minister Michael Masutha authorised the reopening of an inquest into the death of Dr Neil Aggett.
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