At the conclusion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process more than 300 cases were referred to the National Prosecuting Authority in 1998. These related to prosecutions of perpetrators who made no disclosures nor asked for amnesty from the TRC. Despite the passage of time, there has been an orchestrated suppression at the highest level of any post-TRC prosecutions. The families of those who seek both the truth and justice have pursued the re-opening of these cases.
Neil Aggett, a medical doctor allegedly committed suicide whilst in police custody in John Vorster Square in 1982 after being held for 70 days in detention without trial. The re-opened Aggett Inquest started in January 2020 and after being delayed by the Covid Pandemic concluded in February 2021. ‘Forensic Architecture’ is a practice of using architectural techniques to investigate cases of state violence and violations of human rights. In this case this practice was applied to investigate and interrogate the spaces within John Vorster Square in support of the evidence led by the Legal Team seeking a narrative that would overturn the original Inquest finding.
- Date: 24 August 2021
- Price: GIfA Members R180.00 per person Non-Members R250.00 per person
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