source: SABC News
published: 24 August 2017
The Ahmed Timol inquest has concluded with the prosecution and the anti-apartheid activist’s family asking the Pretoria High Court Judge Billy Mothle to reject both the evidence placed before it by the apartheid security branch cops and the finding of the first inquest.
State Advocate Torie Pretorius and Timol lawyer Advocate Howard Varney also recommended that criminal charges be laid against all the security branch cops involved in the interrogation and torture of Timol at the John Vorster Square in 1971.
The second inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist and member of the South African Communist Party Ahmed Timol in police detention at John Vorster Square 46 years ago has wrapped its hearing in the High Court in Pretoria.
Timol’s family lawyer Advocate Howard Varney has described the first inquest and the evidence presented to it then as the biggest cover-up. Varney argued that the court should reject both the initial verdict and the police evidence.