Khulubuse Zuma loses Aurora court bid

Khulubuse Zuma's application claims an error of law had occurred and decisions were taken in "bad faith" by the liquidators. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)

Khulubuse Zuma's application claims an error of law had occurred and decisions were taken in "bad faith" by the liquidators. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)

An urgent application by Khulubuse Zuma to have claims of over R1.5-billion against Aurora Empowerment Systems set aside, was dismissed in the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

“The application is dismissed with costs,” Judge Eberhardt Bertelsmann said. Zuma’s interests were not directly affected, he said.

In 2009, Aurora was appointed by liquidators to manage the mines in Springs and Orkney. However, the company instead allegedly stripped the mines of infrastructure and also left hundreds of employees without pay and surviving on handouts. 

According to the Sunday Independent, Zuma’s application claims an error of law had occurred and decisions were taken in “bad faith” by the liquidators.  

Lawyers acting for Pamodzi described Zuma’s application as a ploy to stop the court hearing the application by the liquidators that seeks to hold him and other directors personally liable for R1.7-billion. – Sapa

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