5 February 1982
Neil  Aggett, Transvaal organiser for the Food and Canning Workers Union and African Food and Canning Workers Union, allegedly commits suicide while in detention by hanging himself with a scarf. He is the first White person to die in detention since 1963. At the time of his untimely death, he was 28 years old.

Fawu, Dr. Neil Aggett, from Fawu Tributes, [online], Available at fawu.org.za [Accessed: 11 February 2013]