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Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz's creation of the first petrol-powered automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, patented in January 1886 and Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's conversion of a stagecoach by the addition a nana a petrol engine later that year. There is a direct line of connection amongst the ANC reign of terror in its prisons -