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PosOnderwerp: Land rights activist takes on mining giants   Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:37 pm

Land rights activist takes on mining giants
16 February 2010
Sipho Masombuka
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TAKING ON THE BIG BOYS: Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor

PRETORIA high court judge Takalani Raulinga yesterday had to move Anglo Platinum and Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals’ defamation case against human rights lawyer Richard Spoor to a larger courtroom – due to congestion.

Courtroom 4B was overflowing with villagers from Maandagshoek and Mokopane who descended on Pretoria from Limpopo in solidarity with Spoor – who is acting on their behalf in their fight for their land on which the two mining companies are extending their operations.

Spoor’s defamation case stems from statements in which he reportedly labelled the mining companies “racist, reactionary and offensive” in their dealings with the affected communities.


In May 2006 Spoor was also quoted in a Sunday newspaper as saying: “The mining companies pay shyster lawyers, politicians and government officials to facilitate agreements with communities. Cash, lucrative sub-contracts, BEE shares and 4x4 pick-ups are favourite incentives.”

Despite interdicts preventing Spoor from making any further comments of defamatory nature, Anglo Platinum is seeking damages of R2million – and African Rainbow Minerals of R1,5million – for statements already made.

In the application, counsel for the companies Frans Odendaal SC said the statements were wrongful, defamatory and made with the intention to defame his clients.

Spoor is expected to argue in his answering affidavit that the statements were substantially true, in the public interest and justifiable.

“I am not paid to represent the communities, therefore I am practically being buried by these companies for defending what is right against what is wrong, social dispossession,” Spoor told Sowetan.

The case continues.

http://www.sowetan.co.za/article.aspx?id=1114386
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