Neil Aggett's former girlfriend shares her trauma during testimony

Elizabeth Floyd has given a graphic account of the surveillance, and harassment she and Neil Aggett faced from apartheid police. She was testifying at the inquest into the death of the trade unionist and anti-apartheid activist. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Elizabeth Floyd has given a graphic account of the surveillance, and harassment she and Neil Aggett faced from apartheid police.

She was testifying at the inquest into the death of the trade unionist and anti-apartheid activist.

Floyd was Aggett's girlfriend in 1981 when he was detained.

She's spoken of the trauma she endured during her last visit to him.

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She shared her experience of detention, interrogation, and torture at John Vorster Square Police Station.

“It was very rare to hear a man scream, I’d never heard somebody scream like that. My conclusion was that somebody was being tortured and everyone on that floor could hear it,” Floyd said.

After months apart, Floyd learnt the tragic news – that Aggett allegedly hung himself.

She was denied permission to attend his funeral but was granted permission to view his body.

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She says even at her last visit to him at a mortuary, it seems that the sole purpose was to traumatise and scare her.

Floyd has insisted that they don’t believe Aggett committed suicide, and want the truth.

The inquest continues on Friday where former detainees will testify.

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eNCA