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US General Motors settles apartheid reparations claim

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 a bankrupt General Motors. It is claimed that the corporations produced parts of vehicles that were used by the apartheid police to carry out assassinations of activists and brutal raids. In a "show of good faith", General Motors negotiated a "without prejudice" settlement with the claimants, despite the fact that the bankruptcy court in the US ruled that they had no claim...Charles Abrahams, attorney for Khulumani, told the M&G: "The settlement is a small amount. It was a show of good faith on the part of General Motors, considering that they are bankrupt."

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