JOHANNESBURG - Trade union Solidarity believes it has reached a turning point in the fight against Aurora's politically connected directors.
The union and liquidators have approached the North Gauteng High Court with an application to have three Aurora directors, as well as controversial financial consultants, Solly and Fazel Bhana, declared liable for the collapse of Pamodzi's two gold mines.
Aurora Empowerment Systems took over the mines in 2009, but was later removed as the preferred bidder.
The company was placed under liquidation when it failed to pay creditors and workers.
Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis said, “As soon as the high court confirms that they should be held liable in their personal capacity, there are various litigation processes that will follow from thereon.”