Galiema Haron, the widow of the late Imam Abdullah Haron, has passed away, 50 years and two days after her husband was killed in detention by the apartheid regime. Galiema Haron was laid to rest on Sunday afternoon at Mowbray kaberstan in the presence of family and friends. She is laid to rest on the same day as her husband, on September, 29.
Her husband’s killing in detention on September 27, 1969 is still being questioned by many who believe his death was not an accident as explained by apartheid police. After 123 days of being detained, the police told the family that he had fallen down a flight of stairs and died.
However, autopsy reports confirmed that Imam Abdullah has indeed been tortured in prison and that he suffered several unexplained bruises and cracked ribs, among other injuries. Two days later on September 29, Imam Haron was laid to rest
The family was commemorating 50 years since the death of Imam Abdullah through a #123 day campaign across South Africa at the time of Galiema’s death.