Cape Town – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said “it is clear that the prosecution (of apartheid-era crimes) was delayed because of political interference”.
This was admitted by Dr Torie Pretorius, head of the Priority Litigation Crimes Unit in the NPA, in a supplementary affidavit filed this week.
This comes as the family of Imam Abdullah Haron, who died in apartheid police custody, called on the NPA to reopen all inquests into those who died while in detention during that era.
They requested the circumstances leading to Haron’s death on September 27, 1969, be reinvestigated and called on the government to publicly apologise for delaying inquests....
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