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Ahmed Timol, a 29-year-old Roodepoort teacher and anti-apartheid activist who fell from the 10th floor of the security police building in Johannesburg in 1971. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Ahmed Timol, a 29-year-old Roodepoort teacher and anti-apartheid activist who fell from the 10th floor of the security police building in Johannesburg in 1971. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

An inquest into anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death in 1971 while he was in the custody of security branch police, continues in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Watch. 

Former security cop tells of Timol's last moments alive

Timol's death, on October 27, 1971, was ruled a suicide following an inquest in 1972. However, a private investigation commissioned by his family uncovered new evidence which was presented to the National Prosecuting Authority, and the inquest was reopened.

His loved ones refuse to believe that he jumped from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square (now called Johannesburg Central police station) while security branch police were interrogating him.

Since the inquest began, several witnesses told the court they believe Timol was pushed. 

Visuals courtesy of SABC Digital News on YouTube

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