A United Nations investigation into the death of Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold in 1961 could be edging closer to solving the mystery. It is understood the UK and US intelligence services could be sitting on vital evidence.
The death, in a plane crash, of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961 has been a mystery ever since but a new investigation could be edging closer to solving it.
Research by Swedish aid worker Goran Bjorkdahl and Susan Williams, a senior fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London, has forced the UN to reopen the case.
“My own conclusion… is that Hammarskjold’s DC6 was brought down and that the motive was to maintain the west’s control over Katanga minerals. It is significant that the UN, after Hammarskjöld’s death, has become less of a challenge to the big powers,” wrote Bjorkdahl back in 2011……