I wish I’d never written that list, Hogan tells Aggett inquest

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I wish I’d never written that list, Hogan tells Aggett inquest

Ex-minister explains how trade unionist’s name was included among those the ANC wanted to ‘protect’

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It is unclear whether trade unionist Dr Neil Aggett was aware that when he was arrested by security branch officials in 1981, it was because he had been listed by anti-apartheid activist Barbara Hogan as a “close comrade”.

The list, which was, according to Hogan, meant for ANC operatives in Mozambique, was intercepted by the security branch who went after most of those named on it.

Aggett was arrested and later died in police custody. He was found hanging in his police cell at John Vorster Square police station after 70 days of incarceration which comprised extremely torturous interrogation...

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