Freedom Park will be hosting the Ahmed Timol Exhibition, “Quest for Justice” and a dialogue session to commemorate the 48th anniversary of Timol who was killed in police detention on 27 October 1971.
Timol was detained at a “routine” police roadblock on the evening of 22 October 1971. Four days and 18 hours later, police claimed that he had jumped to his death from room 1026 of John Vorster Square Police Station (renamed Johannesburg Central Police Station) committing suicide. A 1972 Inquest ruled that Timol committed suicide and that nobody was to be blamed for his death. He was the 22nd detainee to have died in police detention.
In 2017, the Ahmed Timol Inquest was re-opened and Judge Billy Mothle ruled on 12th October 2017, that Timol did not commit suicide, but was murdered in police detention.
The exhibition will be officially launched at Freedom Park on 22nd October 2019 at 11:00.
For more information, contact 27 12 336 4020
firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 October 2019
Issued by Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee – nephew of Ahmed Timol