Tag: Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada

27 October 2015. Members of the media were invited to the 44th anniversary of the death in detention of anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol at the Johannesburg Central Police Station.  Timol died in police custody on October 27, 1971, after plunging ten storeys from the notorious John Vorster Square police station. His body however, sustained bruises and injuries indicative of the type of interrogation and torture he would have underwent following his arrest. The inquest papers into Timol's death are now made public for the first time and are handed over to the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation by Attorney Mia Loonat, who was one of the lawyers representing the Timol family in the 70s. Ahmed Kathrada a South African politician and former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist who’s foundation is the custodian of the inquest papers into Timol's death. Picture: Moeletsi Mabe/The Times
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Who cancelled Ahmed Kathrada memorial service?

President Jacob Zuma released a statement refuting the reports that he cancelled the official memorial service for the stalwart Mr Ahmed Kathrada. “The Presidency wishes to correct a wrong impression that has been created in the public domain that President Jacob Zuma cancelled the memorial service that he had declared for stalwart Mr Ahmed Kathrada.” […]