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Last updated: 01 March 2017

Justice For Neil Aggett

The Food and Allied Workers` Union remembers struggle hero Dr. Neil Aggett who was the first white person to die in detention during the apartheid era on 5 February 1982. In 2017 we salute this fallen hero on the 35th anniversary of his death in a Pretoria prison. His killers were never prosecuted.

In 2009, FAWU honoured Dr. Neil Aggett by naming its Johannesburg office the Dr.Neil Aggett House as we believe he has not receive the recognition he deserves for his heroic contribution to the struggles of workers in this country.

Comrade Neil was a dedicated medical doctor and trade unionist who organised the Transvaal branch of the Food and Canning Workers` Union in the late seventies, while practicing medicine and dealing with occupational injuries faced by workers at the Baragwanath, Tembisa and Umtata hospitals. He was deeply involved in trade union activities and instrumental in the organisation of the famous Fatti`s and Monis strike led by Food and Canning Workers Union (now FAWU). After harassment by the security branch during the apartheid regime, he was detained in November 27, 1981 and died in February 1982.

FAWU strongly believes he died as a result of police torture instead of committing suicide as the apartheid regime claimed. FAWU Calls For Murderers of Neil Aggett to be:

  • Speedily Arrested;
  • Successfully Prosecuted
  • Effectively Sentenced

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