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15th June 2024

South African Attorneys, Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys, in collaboration with London-based lawyers, Leigh Day, have filed a lead poisoning class action lawsuit. This case is against Anglo American South Africa Limited (“AASA”) on behalf of a class which the lawyers believe could exceed more than 100,000 Zambian children and women of childbearing age. The legal case and claim arises from environmental contamination of villages in close proximity to the Kabwe lead mine in the District of Kabwe, Zambia. According to the website Children of Kabwe, “Medical studies conducted over the past 45 years have consistently shown massive levels of lead in a significant proportion of young children in Kabwe. Generations of children have been affected.”