Statement from the Ahmed Timol Family Trust
31 July 2017
Timol inquest: It`s time to hear from the police
Evidence of assault and torture was heard last week
The re-opened inquest into the death in detention of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol 46 years ago enters its third week today with the cross examination of former members of the police.
According to the police version of events, Timol was well-treated during his detention and interrogation, and committed suicide by jumping from a 10th floor window.
Magistrate De Villiers, who conducted the original inquest, used words such as "honest and trustworthy" and "reliable" to describe the security policemen who appeared before him at the inquest.
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