Neil Aggett’s dying dad’s call was for justice

Neil Aggett’s dying dad’s call was for justice

Late South African trade union leader and labour activist, Neil Aggett's girlfriend, Elizabeth Floyd, left, and Neil's sister Jill Burger, centre, during the court break at the Johannesburg High Court, 21 January 2020, at the reopening of an inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The sister of struggle activist Neil Aggett, who died in police custody in 1982 in what his dying father was convinced was a murder, says she just wants answers.

While her father’s dying wish may have been that those responsible for his son’s death get “nailed”, for Neil Aggett’s sister – the only surviving member of the struggle activist’s immediate family – all that matters is the truth. Speaking on the sidelines of proceedings in the High Court in Johannesburg yesterday, after the newly reopened inquest into the unionist and doctor’s 1982 death in apartheid police custody got under way, Jill Burger said she had been plagued by anxiety in the weeks leading up to the start of the case. “I’ve lived in England now since 1983 so I’ve...




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