The High Court in Pretoria has overturned a 40-year-old inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol.
The court ruled that Timol did not commit suicide, but died after being tortured and pushed from a window by security branch police officers.
EWN reporter Barry Bateman says the court has rejected security branch police version that Timol took his life by jumping out the window and fell to his death.
Looking at the history of the police officers involved and finding that from the day Ahmed Timol was arrested until the time he died he was severely tortured and assaulted.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
Ultimately he did not jump out of that window but rather pushed...— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
[JUST IN] Judge Billy Mothle rules that Ahmed Timol didn't meet his death due to suicide, he died from being pushed.#TimolInquest— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) October 12, 2017
#TimolInquest finds apartheid Security Branch had collective duty of care over Ahmed Timol & they murdered him (dolus eventualis).— AC Fick (@acfick72) October 12, 2017
The ones committed perjury should face the full might of the law. #timolinquest— Minty Tshamlambo (@mintytshamlambo) October 12, 2017
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