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Ahmed Timol findings this week

Publish date: 09 October 2017
Issue Number: 746
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa

Judge Billy Mothle, of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) is to deliver his findings on Wednesday on the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. It’s been 46 years since Timol fell to his death from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square, and finally his family will find out how he died. They campaigned for a new inquest after rejecting the suicide finding delivered by a 1972 inquest. A Sunday Times report quotes Timol lawyer Howard Varney as saying he hopes Mothle’s ruling will help to redress the government’s ‘abandonment’ of the families of apartheid-era atrocity victims.

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