If there was one person in the universe whom you could not bear the thought of anybody hurting, then it would be Timol.

October 11, 2017

“I saw Ahmed as one of the gentlest persons I ever met, and how could this have happened to him?  It was so unfair that someone who had never hurt anybody at all, neither mentally or physically, or even with his words, could be the victim of such brutal and horrendous treatment,” says Meg Shorrock, who knew Ahmed in London and subsequently married Essop Pahad, a Cabinet Minister in the democratic South African government.  Meg recalls how, in a lighter moment, on one occasion in London, everybody jumped on top of Timol and tickled him. He cried out, urging them to stop.   “If there was one person in the universe whom you could not bear the thought of anybody hurting, then it would be Timol,” TIMOL – A QUEST FOR JUSTICE, page 20

Yet, this was the condition of Uncle Ahmed’s body after being held in police custody for 4 days and 17 hours

Graphic by John McCann/Mail & Guardian

Graphic by John McCann/Mail & Guardian


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