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Monday, September 16, 2013
Neil Aggett's interrogators may be charged
No Fear No Favour No Interrogators please.........
Adrienne Carlisle and staff reporter | 16 September, 2013 06:16
Moves are afoot to bring to book the interrogators of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett, who died in detention in 1982.
Brian Sandberg, coordinator of the Neil Aggett Support Group, said he had received a letter from Justice Minister Jeff Radebe confirming that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission unit within his department was reviewing the Aggett case.
He said the department was considering prosecuting Agget's interrogators - former security policemen Lieutenant Steven Whitehead and Major Arthur Cronwright.
Aggett, 28, a medical doctor and trade union organiser, was found hanged in his cell in Johannesburg's John Vorster Square police headquarters on February 4 1982. He had been interrogated continuously for more than 60 hours.
He had been detained without trial for more than 70 days.
According to the SAHistory.org website, Aggett was the 51st person to die in detention and the first white person to die under such circumstances since 1963.
In March, the Sunday Times quoted National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Bulelwa Makeke as saying 350 cases had been referred to NPA investigators since the disbanding of the TRC.
In 2003, the priority crimes litigation unit took over the role of the human rights violation unit in dealing with TRC cases.
The Sunday Times reported that the only successful prosecution by the government's priority crimes litigation unit for apartheid-era human rights violations was in 2007, when former law and order minister Adriaan Vlok, police chief Johan van der Merwe and three other policemen were prosecuted for the attempted murder of Frank Chikane.
Vlok and Van der Merwe received 10-year jail terms suspended for five years. The three policemen were given five-year suspended sentences.
Last week social activist and former unionist Jay Naidoo said there was a need to investigate what happened to Aggett.
"Not because we want revenge but because we want the truth. We want his interrogators to come out and say what happened," said Naidoo.
COMMENTS BY SONNY
TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.
Comrade APPLE AKA NEIL AGGETT had a good reason to take his own life.
It was the only solution to getting out of being interrogated and betraying his comrades.
Before his suicide he knew that his number was up!
He had been way-laid by one of the sharpest SB Detectives South Africa ever produced, Lieuteneant
Hennie PITOUT, WHO drew the card and called NEIL AGGETT'S 'BLUFF!'
COMRADE APPLE AKA NEIL AGGETT, ARTHUR CRONWRIGHT AND LIEUTENANT HENNIE PITOUT ARE ALL SINGING LAMENTS IN HEAVEN.... TOGETHER AT ONE TABLE PLAYING AND LISTENING TO CHRIS DE BURGH SINGING 'SPANISH TRAIN!'
Steven WHITEHEAD will have to stand trial alone now.
The NPA is out of touch with reality and can only get convictions on Guilty Pleas NOW!!
BRIAN Sandberg SHOULD GIVE UP RESEARCH AND FIND A REAL JOB.
Jeff RADEBE should have struck to SANRAL and the Department of Transport!