'It's impossible Timol jumped'

Aeronautical engineer Thivash Moodley's calculations took into account the weight of Timol’s body and the distance from the building where he landed.

Ahmed Timol. Picture: Ahmedtimol.co.za

PRETORIA - The High Court in Pretoria has heard that it would have been impossible for Ahmed Timol to jump from a 10th storey window and land only three metres away from the building.

Aeronautical engineer Thivash Moodley is giving evidence in the inquest into the 1971 death of the apartheid activist.

The security police claimed that he committed suicide but Timol's family are adamant he was murdered.

Moodley's calculations took into account the weight of Timol’s body and the distance from the building where he landed.

“Having gone through everything, I think that somebody jumping out of the window and landing three metres away is not possible. They would have definitely landed at least between four and a half metres and 30 metres like I said.”

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(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)