Apartheid cops tormented us after Aggett’s death, says his sister

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Apartheid cops tormented us after Aggett’s death, says his sister

Jill Burger took the stand on Wednesday to reveal how an officer called her from inside her parents’ home

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As the grieving sister of trade unionist and apartheid activist Dr Neil Aggett took the stand of the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday, it was revealed that like other families of political prisoners, the colour of their skin did not spare them from the abuse and interrogation of the security branch police.

Testifying at his brother’s inquest, Jill Burger told the court of how after her brother had died the family’s phones were tapped, their mail was usually opened before it reached them, and there was a security branch officer who was stationed outside their home in his vehicle most of the time.

She recalled how security branch officers who had testified in her brother’s inquest would give her intimidating looks as she bumped into them during the 1982 proceedings.  ..

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