A blue birthday for torture HQ John Vorster Square

This week marks 50 years since the opening of John Vorster Square. Today, its reincarnation as the Johannesburg Central police station is a slap in the face to all who suffered there

19 August 2018 - 00:00 By TYMON SMITH

This week marks 50 years since the opening of John Vorster Square. Back then it was hailed as ‘the last word in security’, but it soon became notorious as a centre of brutality and detention without trial

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