Haffejee case: Gopal denies withholding evidence

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Ex-security branch policeman, Mohun Gopal, has denied holding back “critical evidence relating to the ultimate fate” of activist, Hoosen Haffejee.

Gopal, who was present when Haffejee was viciously assaulted during his interrogation on August 2, 1977, denied he assaulted him. However, he admitted that he was “part and parcel” of the interrogation team.

He also denied knowing how he died but did not believe Haffejee committed suicide, as found by a prior inquest in 1978.

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