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But former security branch members are pushing back, saying the "other side" must be prosecuted too.
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Ahmed Timol was murdered, Lichtenburg residents are furious and Cape Town is our 'healthiest' city.
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria hands down judgment in the Ahmed Timol inquest. (via SABC Digital News)
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"We'll wait for the Ahmed Timol inquest and then pick up immediately on Neil Aggett, and then the next and then the next..."
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Some 21 detainees died in security detention before Ahmed Timol died and by the time of the demise of apartheid that figure would climb to 89.
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Salim Essop was the last apart from police who saw Ahmed Timol alive.
"They [interrogators] enjoyed it, they were sadists. Eliciting pain from detainees was a pleasurable event," said Salim Essop about apartheid detention.
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How will justice look for Timol so many years after his death and why does it matter? Ferial Haffajee takes a look.
The 9th and 10th floors of John Vorster were known to be torture cells used by the brutal security branch.
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The painful reopening of an inquest into the death of Ahmed Timol will "cause all of us to confront the sordid part of our history".
“We continue to feel overwhelmed by the information that keeps coming from witnesses.”