Ti­mol find­ing due

Sunday Times - - NEWS -

Forty-six years af­ter anti-apartheid ac­tivist Ahmed Ti­mol fell to his death from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square, his fam­ily will fi­nally find out how he died.

Dis­sat­is­fied with the 1972 rul­ing that he had com­mit­ted sui­cide, they cam­paigned for a new in­quest, which be­gan in July at the High Court in Jo­han­nes­burg.

Ti­mol lawyer Howard Var­ney hopes Judge Billy Mothle’s find­ing, to be de­liv­ered on Wed­nes­day, will help to re­dress the gov­ern­ment’s “aban­don­ment” of the fam­i­lies of apartheid-era atroc­ity vic­tims.

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