Judgment on Aurora Mine saga expected

The miners have been waiting for five years to be paid out what is justly due to them.

FILE: Khulubuse Zuma faces a R1.5 billion claim for allegedly mismanaging the mines they took over and being responsible for more than five thousand job losses. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Judgment is expected to be handed down this morning in the multimillion rand Aurora case with thousands of miners hoping they will finally be paid out.

Aurora directors including Khulubuse Zum a, who is the president's nephew, face a R1.5 billion claim for allegedly mismanaging the mines they took over and being responsible for more than five thousand job losses.

The directors have been accused of not securing funds for the bid to take over the Pamodzi Gold Mines.

Liquidators want him and his co-directors to be held liable for mismanagement at the mines and 5,000 job losses.

They have also been accused of mismanaging the mines, striping the mine's assets and being responsible for more the job losses when it liquidated in 2011.

The miners have been waiting for five years to be paid out what is justly due to them.

Early this year after hearing arguments from all parties, the judge indicated that he would explore the possibility of holding the directors liable for portion of the debt, which will satisfy the former mine employees.