Hogan haunted by list that led to death of anti-apartheid activist

Written by on 30 January, 2020

Former struggle stalwart and ANC member, Barbara Hogan, says for many years, she was haunted by documents she compiled which resulted in the arrest and subsequent death of Neil Aggett.

Aggett, a trade unionist who was championing for black workers’ rights, was arrested after his name was found on this list, which ended up in the hands of security branch police.

He was found hanging in his cell at the then John Vorster Square police station in Johannesburg, after 70 days in detention.

He was 28.

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Meanwhile SACP deputy general secretary, Solly Mapaila, says there are many white South Africans who sacrificed their lives in the fight against apartheid but have not been given enough recognition in the country.

Mapaila had been speaking on the sidelines of the inquest into the death of Aggett.

By: Zilungile Mkhize


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