After Timol case, let’s probe Luthuli death
I AM in agreement with the sentiments expressed by your columnist Dennis Pather in his “Tongue and Cheek” column (Sunday Tribune, November 5) headed “Probe Luthuli mystery”.
We have seen the way the Ahmed Timol case ended, when the judge passed the verdict, that he did not commit suicide by jumping through a window from John Vorster Square prison, as we were all along made to believe.
Likewise, a probe is also necessary into the mysterious manner in which the late eminent Albert Luthuli died. It is claimed he was hit by a train.
This claim is unbelievable, and to this day people still talk about the circumstances in which he died. It sounds like Luthuli had committed suicide.
Surely Luthuli was a person of stature and he could not just have been hit by a train? Something sinister occurred, it does not add up. The truth must come out.
I am of the view that Luthuli was deliberately killed by the apartheid security branch police, as he had been declared an enemy of the state and his home had been raided many times with documents removed.
As with Timol, Luthuli’s death must be investigated. I don’t buy the claim that Luthuli was unintentionally hit by a train.
There is more to what we are made to believe – his death was very timely – the train just appeared to be on the scene while Luthuli just happened to be there. Are we to believe this ridiculous story?
ISMAIL M MOOLLA Umzinto