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auroraSowetan reports that former mineworkers of Aurora Empowerment, previously owned by President Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse and Nelson Mandela's grandson Zondwa, have yet to be paid their retrenchment packages.  

This is despite confirmation that Khulubuse has stuck to a payment agreement plan he reached with the liquidators last September.  Khulubuse's lawyer and trade union Solidarity's general secretary Gideon du Plessis confirmed that Khulubuse has not skipped payments.   To date he has paid an estimated of R9.5-million.   Aurora was liquidated in October 2011 and its directors were found by the court to have stripped and destroyed the assets of the mine, leading to more than 5,300 workers losing their jobs.  Liquidator Gert de Wet said the payments were yet to be made because he has been waiting for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) to submit pay slips of registered workers.  NUM spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu said the union was not the employer and did not have access to the payroll.  It will, however, hold mass meetings with workers to see if they could provide pay slips.

  • Read this report by Mpho Sibanyoni in full at SowetanLive

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