Aurora directors to apply for leave to appeal court decision

The Pretoria High Court found that Khulubuse Zuma and two others were liable to pay around R1,7 billion.

FILE: Controversial businessman and nephew of South African President Jacob Zuma, Khulubuse Zuma. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Three former Aurora directors, including President Jacob Zuma's nephew, will be applying for leave to appeal on Thursday, in terms of recklessly managing the gold mines.

In June the High Court in Pretoria found that Khulubuse Zuma and two others were liable to pay about R1,7 billion after mismanaging the mines they had taken over from Pamodzi Gold.

Trade Union Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis says, "They have appealed the decision. That appeal will then be heard, and hopefully we will also receive a ruling, tomorrow. We believe that they will not be successful. So it's D-day tomorrow."