Barbara Hogan’s list of close comrades ‘led to Aggett’s detention’
Security branch got hold of the list, and that is what led to his capture, witness tells inquest
The high court on Wednesday heard that the targets on the backs of Dr Neil Aggett and his girlfriend, Dr Elizabeth Floyd, may have originated from a list of “close comrades” compiled by anti-apartheid activist Barbara Hogan, who is a former cabinet minister.
The list had apparently landed with the security branch of the police, sparking an interest in the young couple.
In an affidavit submitted by Floyd, she said: “On 22 September 1981, the security branch police arrested various people we knew, including Gavin Anderson. I later found out that these arrests were the result of the ‘Close Comrades’ list compiled by Barbara Hogan.”..