Fresh probe into death of anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett to get under way

Aggett, a doctor and trade unionist born on 6 October 1953, died in 1982 in police custody under mysterious circumstances.

Anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett was tortured for three days before his death in 1982. Picture: Wikipedia.

CAPE TOWN - A fresh investigation into the death of anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett is expected to start on Monday in a Johannesburg court.

This after Justice Minister Ronald Lamola ordered the inquest be reopened.

Aggett, a doctor and trade unionist born on 6 October 1953, died in 1982 in police custody under mysterious circumstances.

At the time, his death was ruled to be a suicide.

But it left many unconvinced and questions have been swirling for decades.