Justice for freedom fighter Ahmed Timol

Justice was served on Thursday, 12 October 2017 when Judge Billy Mothle ruled that anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death was a murder. Mothle ruled that Ahmed Timol had not committed suicide but died after being tortured and pushed from a window by security branch police officers. In 1971 Timol fell from the 10th floor of John Vorster Square Police Station.

“Timol did not jump out of the window of room 1026 but was either pushed out of the window or from the roof of the John Vorster Police Station. Thus he did not commit suicide but was murdered,” said the judge.

Mothle went on to say that the security branch in question tried very hard to cover up the crime.

“The sub-standard and sloppy manner in which the investigation of Timol’s death was conducted, supposed the view that there was clear intent to cover-up the incident through a fabricated version of suicide.”

Sergeant Jan Rodrigues was the last person to see Timol before he died and the court has ordered for him to be investigated as an accessory to murder.

Here is what South Africans are tweeting after the verdict was announced:

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