Inquest: Witness says he saw Neil Aggett being interrogated and tortured

A former detainee, Maurice Smithers, has told the high court which is conducting an inspection at the Johannesburg Central Police how he witnessed the interrogation of activist Neil Aggett by the apartheid security branch police.

Aggett died in his cell in 1982 in what was later ruled as suicide.

This has been disputed with an inquiry that began on Monday.

Edwin Ntshidi has the full report.

He says when he was brought here from Boksburg for interrogation, he spotted Aggett being tortured by some of the police here and being interrogated by them.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

He said at one stage he saw them beating him on his head but could not confirm what was used to beat him. He explained that in some instances he was made to frog jump and made to run in some of the corridors

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

He said at one stage he got so angry and wanted to act.

Edwin Ntshidi, Reporter - EWN

Click on the link below to hear the report...


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