Family members of political activist Imam Abdullah Haron are keeping a close eye on the inquest into his death in the Western Cape High Court.

Haron’s family is not convinced that he died due to injuries he sustained after he apparently fell down stairs, while he was being detained in 1969.

The State and family pathologists both questioned the port mortem conducted that year.

The activist’s family and their legal representatives hope the current inquest will reveal the truth about his death.

And while the inquest resumes for another week, Haron’s family is optimistic that the initial report will be overturned.

“We are very hopeful that the judge will overturn the magistrate’s ruling of the 1970 inquest. We are very hopeful, everything looks very positive.”

– Fatima Haron-Masoet, daughter of anti-apartheid activist, Abdullah Haron

It’s understood that a ruling in this matter will be handed down in the first quarter of next year.