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A class action against Anglo American sought compensation on behalf of about 100 000 Zambian children and women suffering lead poisoning. Photo: iStock
A class action against Anglo American sought compensation on behalf of about 100 000 Zambian children and women suffering lead poisoning. Photo: iStock

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In an ongoing lawsuit, Anglo American has been urged to use its financial success to look after Zambian communities affected by toxic lead pollution in its operations in the country.

Human rights law firms Mbuyisa Moleele and Leigh Day filed a class action against Anglo American SA (AASA), a subsidiary of multinational Anglo American, in the Johannesburg High Court last year.

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