More apartheid-era atrocities inquests to be opened

The Foundation of Human Rights would like to see more inquests opened into apartheid-era atrocities.

This comes after last year’s inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol which ruled he was murdered while previously his death was ruled as suicide by the apartheid regime.

Attorney for the Foundation for Human Rights, Ahmed Mayet, says they have been approached by a number of people looking for their assistance.

It might be difficult to get the same result because what has been happening many of the witnesses are old and cannot remember sequentially what really happened.

Ahmed Mayet, Attorney for the Foundation for Human Rights

READ: Efforts underway to reopen apartheid murder cases

And in other cases the records are missing, they are not there or incomplete. In certain cases postmortem reports are missing.

Ahmed Mayet, Attorney for the Foundation for Human Rights

ALSO READ: New witnesses come forward with info regarding Ahmed Timol death

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