Law Focus this week looks at the Ahmed Timol case that is currently undergoing judicial review due to an overlook of a critical jurisdictional fact.
Ahmed Timol was an anti-apartheid activist who was tortured by policemen and allegedly committed suicide by jumping out of a window on the tenth floor of a police building.
On the issue, we interview Wits Justice Project’s investigative journalist intern, Azarrah Karrim as she explores torture that still occurs in prison to solicit information out of assailants. To provide a memorial aspect for Ahmed Timol, Mr Ahmed Cajee joins us and briefly takes us through the journey of the case and Ms Timol’s testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation Committee.
This edition of Law focus is produced by Khutso Tsikane. It was co-hosted by Nyiko Shikwambane and Basil Sherinda.
Technical Production by Kutlwano “Gwinch” Serame.