Several hundred people have demonstrated in the South African city of Johannesburg to protest the planned return of Britain's Barclays Bank.
The protesters Saturday called on the bank, a major investor in South Africa during the apartheid era, to pay reparations to the victims of apartheid. They also want the bank to resolve a lawsuit in the United States, where it is accused of aiding the white minority regime.
|ABSA bank headquarters in Johannesburg|
Barclays withdrew from the country in 1986 under pressure from anti-apartheid activists.
Earlier this month, the South African government approved Barclays' bid to buy a majority stake in South Africa's largest retail bank, Absa.
Once complete, the deal will make Barclays the largest post-apartheid foreign investor in South Africa and the biggest bank on the African continent.
Some information for this report provided by AFP.