Khulubuse Zuma to appeal Aurora court ruling

The High Court ordered Khulubuse Zuma and others to pay up after mismanaging the Pamodzi gold mines.

FILE: Khulubuse Zuma was found guilty of mismanaging the mine from December 2009. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Aurora director Khulubuse Zuma is expected to appeal today's High Court judgment which found he was guilty of reckless management and must be held liable for costs.

Zuma, Zondwa Mandela and three others have been found guilty of stripping the mine's assets and causing the loss of more than 5,000 jobs when they took over the Pamodzi Gold Mine in 2009.

The court says they are all liable for damages in their personal capacity.

Zuma, Mandela, and three others are now liable to pay hundreds of millions of rands in damages following the collapse of Aurora and thousands of jobs losses.

Mandela and the two other directors can now have fraud charges brought against them for misrepresenting themselves in their bid to take over Pamodzi Gold.

Zuma meanwhile was found guilty of mismanaging the mine from December 2009.

His spokesperson Vuyo Mkhize says the case isn't over because the liquidators still need to quantify the claim.

"We believe that we've got a stronger basis for an appeal."

The miners, many of whom were present in court today, say justice has been served and they look forward to being paid the money due to them.

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