source: IOL News
published: 5 November 2017
No matter how much you try to suppress it, the truth has a way of floating to the top. Nowhere was this more convincingly illustrated than in the recently concluded Ahmed Timol inquest.
It’s probably fair to say most South Africans have always suspected the story that Timol had taken his own life by jumping out of the window of John Vorster Square building in 1971 was a despicable pack of lies.
Deep down in their hearts, they knew he had been pushed to his death and that the initial inquest had been nothing but a charade.
But with the passage of time, many people tended to take their eye off the many atrocities committed in the name of apartheid, believing they were now closed chapters.
This was not the case with the Timol family though.
It was largely through their resilience and unyielding pursuit of justice that Mr Justice Billy Mothle was able to pronounce that Timol was in fact murdered.