General Motors to Settle Apartheid Claim

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 12:05
Apartheid victims claim a ‘small victory’ in a case against General Motors

Twenty-five South Africans who suffered at the hands of the apartheid security police have claimed a small victory after a United States court ratified a settlement between the claimants and General Motors.

Khulumani Support Group attorney, Charles Abrahams, has been quoted as saying that, "The settlement is a small amount. It was a show of good faith on the part of General Motors, considering that they are bankrupt."

The claimants and the Khulumani Support Group, a lobby group for financial reparations for victims of apartheid, will share an amount of $1.5-million.

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Source: 
Mail & Guardian