Aurora’s leave to appeal court ruling to be heard

Three Aurora directors were found liable for damages amounting to about R1,7 billion.

FILE: Aurora mine. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The application by three Aurora directors for leave to appeal will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria today after a ruling which found they recklessly managed the gold mines they took over.

President Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma and Nelson Mandela's grandson Zondwa Mandela as well as Thulani Ngubane were found liable for damages amounting to about R1,7 billion.

The mines were stripped of all their assists and thousands of jobs were lost when the company was liquidated in 2011.

Trade Union Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis said, "We believe that they will not be successful so it's D-day and justice will be served. It will be a victory for the workers. We've also gone through the papers and there's no substance in their appeal so we are very confident that it will be dismissed."

Earlier this month two other directors were denied leave to appeal.