Covid 19 has taken a toll on the quest for apartheid era justice with proceedings suspended and investigations grinding to a halt. Small progress is being made with the resumption on Monday 18 Jan of the judicial inquest into the death in detention of Dr Neil Aggett. The pandemic has forced the hearing online and it will be a virtual hearing held on Teams, which no doubt will present many challenges, given that there are 17 witnesses to testify – and we have to contend with multiple exhibits.
It will be streamed online on the FB page of the Foundation for Human Rights. Court normally sits between 10 am and 4 pm SA time, subject to change.
Press Release on the Resumption of the Aggett Inquest 15 January 2021:
Link to the livestream: