Aggett Inquest Updates: January 18 – 22


Former police sergeant says she was unable to protect Neil Aggett from seniors

22 January 2021, 9:31 PM  |  Wisani Makhubele  | SABC

A former police sergeant who saw anti-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett, just hours before he died, says she couldn’t protect him because those accused of his assault and torture were her seniors.

Aletta Visser was appointed to investigate complaints against her colleagues at the then John Vorster Square police station in Johannesburg.

Long Read | The officers who interrogated Aggett

New Frame

By: Tymon Smith 22 Jan 2021 News

The testimony and cross-examination of apartheid-era police who interrogated activist Neil Aggett reveals the mindset of the feared Security Branch officers who covered up his death.


Maverick Insider


I could have saved Neil Aggett, former Security Branch policeman tells inquest

By Ufrieda Ho• 21 January 2021

Ex-captain says that had he been allowed to continue his interrogation of the trade unionist, ‘he would be alive today’.

South Africa: Ex – apartheid police officer denies involvement in Killing of Neil Aggett