Aggett’s sister turns away in tears as his death is re-enacted

22 January 2020 - 05:54 By Naledi Shange
Jane Starfield mourns dead security police detainee Dr Neil Aggett outside John Vorster Square in Johannesburg on February 9 1982.
Jane Starfield mourns dead security police detainee Dr Neil Aggett outside John Vorster Square in Johannesburg on February 9 1982.
Image: Gallo/Sunday Times

It was the first time Jill Burger had been in the cell in which her brother, trade unionist Dr Neil Aggett, died.

And her anguish was visible as she watched as a young man tied a noose around the steel bars of one of the cells, attempting to reenact her brother’s supposed suicide.
 

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