Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was pushed to his death from the 10th Floor of the John Vorster Square Police Station in 1971, an inquest has found.

The North Gauteng High Court in South Africa has found that anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was pushed from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square Police Station in 1971.

The case was reopened after the family found new evidence that proved that Timol did not commit suicide, but instead died in police custody in 1971.

During the inquest, Johannes Coetzee who represented the policemen implicated in Timol’s death, argued that evidence indicating that Timol had multiple injuries - which he sustained prior his demise - was based on speculation.

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