Neil Aggett inquest: A marked Aggett and a failed treason trial

2020-02-08 08:51

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.

Neil Aggett inquest: Barbara Hogan tells court how she wishes she had never written 'Close comrades' report

2020-01-29 16:56

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.

'I was not going to allow Aggett to have a scarf in his cell' - ex-Security Branch cop tells inquest

2020-01-28 13:48

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.

Former Security Branch cop testifies that he was denied access to Neil Aggett's cell

2020-01-27 16:57

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.

Neil Aggett inquest: Apartheid cops who did not apply for amnesty regrouping, says TRC commissioner

2020-01-24 08:24

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".

Neil Aggett's partner gives horrifying testimony at inquest into his death

2020-01-23 15:10

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.

EXPLAINED: Who was Neil Aggett and why was he important?

2020-01-22 17:58

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".

I saw cops harass naked Neil Aggett days before his death, says anti-apartheid activist

2020-01-21 17:08

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.

Apartheid state covered up 'real circumstances' of Dr Neil Aggett's death, inquest hears

2020-01-20 17:46

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".

Anti-apartheid activists Aggett and Haffejee: Justice minister asks for judges to be appointed for inquest

2019-08-16 16:15

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.


Serjeant at the Bar: Ramaphosa needs to do right by Timol, Aggett, Biko and others

2020-02-07 12:56

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.

Former security branch cop describes working conditions at John Vorster Square

2020-01-28 16:40

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.

They would first use the k-word before addressing us - black ex-Security Branch cop

2020-01-28 05:20

A former Security Branch officer says black officers feared their white colleagues, who regularly called them the k-word.

No patrols to Neil Aggett's cell for 3 hours the night he died, inquest hears

2020-01-27 15:27

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.

Aggett Inquest: 'Neil was killed at the hands of the security police and hanged', partner tells court

2020-01-23 17:26

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.

There appeared to be systematic torture days before Neil Aggett died, court hears

2020-01-22 20:27

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.

Neil Aggett inquest: Revisiting the detention cell where his body was found

2020-01-22 10:40

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.

Evidence missing in Neil Aggett's inquest despite being 'plagued by long delays' - court hears

2020-01-20 18:57

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.

Inquiry into struggle martyr Neil Aggett's 'suicide' in custody to start on Monday

2020-01-20 06:06

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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