SABC News - Court rules Ahmed Timol was pushed to his death:Thursday 12 October 2017

Court rules Ahmed Timol was pushed to his death

Thursday 12 October 2017 14:30

Mamokete Marumo

Ahmed Timol was tortured allegedly by police at John Vorster Square.

Ahmed Timol was tortured allegedly by police at John Vorster Square.(SABC)

The High Court in Pretoria has found that political activist Ahmed Timol did not jump, but was pushed to his death.  

Timol died in police custody in the 1970's.

He was tortured allegedly by police at John Vorster Square.

Members of the SACP as well as veteran human rights advocates, George Bizos and Salim Essop, were in attendance.

The Judge Billy Motlhe delivered his judgment in the Ahmed Timol inquest.

“The evidence of the 2017 re-open inquest unmasked the cover up, but due to the absence of the interrogators who have all passed on the real events leading to the push could not be established. However, the evidence prima facie and logically points out that at the time Timol was pushed either out of the window of Room 1026 or at the rooftop he was in the company of members of the security branch in charge of his interrogation that was on duty,” says Motlhe.  

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