The government vowed on Tuesday to oppose a multi-billion dollar lawsuit lodged by apartheid victims against it and eight big corporations, but said it had received no official notification of the action.
"Johannesburg - Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken out for the first time against the SA government's opposition to claims by apartheid victims for compensation, urging a US court to go ahead with the case."
"The government is dismissive of Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's support for reparations cases brought before United States courts by apartheid victims. If Tutu had discussed his concerns with the minister of justice, who asked the court in July to dismiss the suits, he would have had a clearer understanding…
"Duma Joshua Khumalo, prisoner number V3458. Imprisoned by the apartheid regime in 1984. One of the "Sharpeville Six" charged with "common purpose" for being in a crowd near the scene of the murder that year of a councillor during a rent boycott in Sharpeville."