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Lesufi will renew an advocacy group fighting for apartheid reparations

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The group is demanding compensation from the government for victims of human rights abuses during the apartheid era.

Gauteng Premier Panyaz Lesufi in the studio. Image: 702/ Karabo Tebele

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Premier Paniaza Lesufi is set to meet on Tuesday with the Hulumani support group that has been stationed outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg for months.

The group is demanding compensation from the government for victims of human rights abuses during the apartheid era.

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Lesufi promised to visit them and solve their problems after the Tripartite Alliance protest outside the Constitutional Court at the weekend.

As the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions protested the decision to release killer Chris Hani from prison, they came upon a group of elderly people who had camped outside the Constitutional Court building for months.

They told Panyazi Lesufi that despite their decision to camp outside the court, the government has shown interest in properly addressing their concerns.

Lesufi told them he would look into some of their demands and promised to return on Tuesday for an update.

They previously met with Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, but were not satisfied with his proposals.

Hulumani’s support group – among other things – is demanding reparations for people who lost family members before 1994.

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