Neil Aggett's bravery under torture cited by Nkosinathi Biko

It is heartless to take someone’s life and then deprive them of the right to say “I fought 'til the end”, says the son of Steve Biko on the fresh inquest into the death of Neil Aggett. Both anti-apartheid activists, Biko and Aggett, died in police detention without trial.

Nkosinathi Biko, representing the Steve Biko Foundation, attended the first day of the inquest at the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

“Neil Aggett, Ahmed Timol and many many more ... Our research has thus far got 120 names of people who were victims of torture and death in detention, many of them having been arrested healthy and then emerging out of police detention as corpses,” he told TimesLIVE.