Update on Aggett Inquest, Simelane & TRC Matters


Aggett Inquest to Resume

The inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett is scheduled to resume from 01 – 19 June 2020 at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Polokwane mayor wants answers about her sister’s death in 1983

By LUCAS LEDWABA  Feb 10, 2020 IOL

Johannesburg – When Thembi Nkadimeng informed her 80-year-old mother that the case against the former security branch policemen accused of torturing and killing her daughter was set for October this year, she wasn’t impressed.

“Ba linde ngife (are they waiting for me to die)?” Ernestine Simelane responded dismissively to her daughter, who is a senior ANC member and mayor of Polokwane in Limpopo.

“She doesn’t think she will reach October. We are losing perpetrators as well. Who will be there in October? I don’t know,” Nkadimeng said this week regarding the case involving the 1983 disappearance of her sister, Nokuthula Simelane.


The past never ended — it’s time for TRC justice to be realised

Opinionista  Oscar Van Heerden  4 March 2020

The TRC process, while admirable, let too many apartheid-era perpetrators off the hook. It’s one thing not to have demanded some Nuremberg-style justice, but it’s quite another to deny it altogether.