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Neil Aggett inquest: His death was hard to grasp, says former Security Branch interrogator

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Doctor and trade unionist Neil Aggett before his death in police custody 32 years ago.
Doctor and trade unionist Neil Aggett before his death in police custody 32 years ago.
Bongiwe Gumede

A former apartheid Security Branch officer who interrogated activist Dr Neil Aggett has testified it was hard to grasp news of Aggett's death and there was no evidence that Aggett and others were involved in what the then-government had labelled as the biggest treason trial in the country's history.    

Johan Naude was the first witness in the resumption of the inquest into the 1982 death of Aggett while in police custody at the notorious John Vorster Square police station, now known as Johannesburg Central.

The inquest resumed via a virtual hearing before Judge Motsamai Makume on Monday.  

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