‘He couldn’t bear it’: Chikane recalls cop’s apology - and ...

News

‘He couldn’t bear it’: Chikane recalls cop’s apology - and Aggett’s agony

Reverend tells inquest the activist could not walk after interrogation, and how cops were filled with regret

Journalist

As apartheid came to an end, security branch policeman Paul Erasmus had made contact with Apostolic Faith Mission Reverend Frank Chikane and apologised to him.

This was revealed by Chikane as he testified in the High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday in an inquest around the death of Dr Neil Aggett who died in police detention in February 1982.

“What they did is, the headquarters would say we are going to have a state of emergency and detain people. You must put on the list the people who must be detained, who are troublesome,” said Chikane...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.