Press Release: Life of Ahmed Timol Exhibition and Dialogue

Freedom Park pays tribute and honours the memory of Ahmed Timol in a compelling exhibition on his life.  As we commemorate the 48th anniversary of Ahmed Timol who died in police detention on 27 October 1971. We are reminded of that fateful day when he was detained at a police roadblock on the evening of 22 October 1971. Four days and 18 hours later, police claimed that he had jumped to his death from room 1026 at John Vorster Square Police Station (renamed Johannesburg Central Police Station) committing suicide. A 1972 inquest ruled that Timol committed suicide and nobody was responsible for his death.

In 2017, the Ahmed Timol Inquest was re-opened and Judge Billy Mothle ruled on 12th October 2017, that Timol did not commit suicide, but was murdered in police detention.

The exhibition will be formally opened at Freedom Park on 22nd October 2019 at 11:00.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 4:30 pm

For further enquiries, kindly contact Imtiaz Cajee 0824452086

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