Ahmed Timol's death took place in the afternoon of 27 October testifies witness

A mystery former security branch police officer took the stand on Wednesday to testify in the inquest into the death of Ahmed Timol.

According to Barry Bateman, the former police officer gave details of 27 October 1971, where on the day Timol died, the witness drove his commander and other security guards to Timol's family house.

He says he was just a driver and remained outside while the captain and others went into the house

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

He says they then returned to John Vorster Square by 4 pm and noticed the commotion of what was going on and some people saying someone jumped out the window.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

He says he didn't see the body, he didn't investigate further - he went into his office on the 9th floor.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Bateman says the man is coloured and says the white security police put very little trust in him, so he wasn't involved with the investigation.

The witness didn't say much except that he noticed that Timol's death took place in the afternoon of 27 October.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Ahmed Timol's death took place in the afternoon of 27 October testifies witness


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Ahmed Timol's nephew testifies in his uncle's inquest

Ahmed Timol's nephew testifies in his uncle's inquest

EWN's Barry Bateman says Timol's nephew told the court how he had tried to find out the truth behind what happened to his uncle.

Call to reopen Mapetla Mohapi's inquest

Call to reopen Mapetla Mohapi's inquest

Security police claimed PAC activist Mapetla Mohapi committed suicide in police custody in 1976 despite evidence to the contrary.

New witnesses come forward with info regarding Ahmed Timol death

New witnesses come forward with info regarding Ahmed Timol death

Before the inquest was postponed last week, Judge Billy Motlhe appealed to anyone with additional information to come forward.

Timol inquest postponed as judge recalls several witnesses

Timol inquest postponed as judge recalls several witnesses

Judge Billy Motlhe wants to recall two pathologists after evidence revealed on Thursday disputed Timol’s time of death.

Timol time of death under review as new details emerge

Timol time of death under review as new details emerge

Apartheid regime may have misled public about time of Ahmed Timol's death, as witness on street now claims to have heard a thud.

Jan Rodrigues: I did not assault Ahmed Timol

Jan Rodrigues: I did not assault Ahmed Timol

Former sergeant, Jan Rodrigues appeared in the Pretoria High Court on the 13th day of the Ahmed Timol inquest.

Key witness in Timol inquest accused of fabricating evidence

Key witness in Timol inquest accused of fabricating evidence

EWN reporter Barry Bateman gives an update on proceedings in Timol inquest in which former cop Jan Rodrigues was cross-examined.

#TimolInquest: Foundation warns Roderigues may be a pathological liar

#TimolInquest: Foundation warns Roderigues may be a pathological liar

The NPA has accused former Sergeant Jan Roderigues of tailoring his evidence under cross-examination.

Popular articles
Most common sex-related injuries and how to avoid them!

Most common sex-related injuries and how to avoid them!

Experts say vaginal tears, broken penises and the loss of foreign objects in the body are often seen in the ER

Radio powerhouse joins 702

Radio powerhouse joins 702

Richard Nwamba will host a new African music show between 16h00 and 18h00 every Saturday.

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Mtongana about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?