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Strip 'torture' policemen of their pensions - daughter's plea at Imam Haron inquest

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Children of Imam Haron, Fatima Haron-Masoet, Prof Muhammad Haron and Shamila Haron at the Cape Town High Court.
Children of Imam Haron, Fatima Haron-Masoet, Prof Muhammad Haron and Shamila Haron at the Cape Town High Court.
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The reopened inquest into the death in detention of anti-apartheid cleric Imam Abdullah Haron finished its evidence gathering on Wednesday with a plea from one of his daughters that the last surviving policeman and the widows of the others involved in his incarceration be stripped of their pensions. 

"What they earned was through unlawful work," said Fatima Haron-Masoet.

She spoke through tears in her emotional submission on the effect of his death on her family, and her mother Galiema's immense sacrifices for them. 

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