Apartheid Activist Jumped From Window - Former South African Cop

Former security branch police officer Joao Jan Rodrigues has testified before the North Gauteng High Court where he described the final moments of anti-Apartheid activist Ahmed Timol's life. The National Prosecuting Authority re-opened the inquest into Timol's alleged 1971 suicide after a private investigation commissioned by his family uncovered new evidence.



Ahmed Timol, late South African Communist Party member who was arrested and interrogated by special branch police at John Vorster Square when he reportedly "fell" to his death. The family has succeeded in having an inquest into the death that was ruled a suicide for 44 years.