Inquest into anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett's death gets underway

The inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett is underway at a Johannesburg court.

Aggett, a doctor and trade unionist born on 6 October 1953, died in 1982 in police custody under mysterious circumstances.

His death was ruled to be a suicide.

Former commissioner at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Yasmin Sooka says they may argue through family lawyers that Agget was, in fact, murdered.

We are going to argue through the family lawyers is that in fact, it is quite likely that he was murdered.

Yasmin Sooka, Former commissioner at the TRC

There are a number of other policemen who have been subpoenaed and who did play quite critical roles in the original inquest. I do think that we are trying to piece this together very painstakingly through being able to access the original inquest records while some parts are missing...

Yasmin Sooka, Former commissioner at the TRC

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