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auroraThe Star reports that Aurora mine bosses Khulubuse Zuma and Zondwa Mandela could face criminal charges and a multimillion-rand lawsuit after they lost an application to appeal against a high court judgment that found them personally liable for the collapse of two mines.  

However, an unperturbed Zuma remained defiant on Thursday, maintaining that he was innocent and that the ruling of the high court in Pretoria which held him, Mandela and three others liable for the collapse of two Pamodzi mines managed by Aurora Empowerment was wrong.  While Zuma maintained his innocence, trade union Solidarity and union federation Cosatu welcomed the ruling.  In their view, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling paved the way for more than 5,300 workers to claim damages from Zuma and his partners.  Solidarity estimated the damages to be worth R1.7bn, while Cosatu estimated it to be R1.5bn.  Cosatu wants criminal charges to be instituted against all five of the Aurora directors.  Zuma will apparently meet his lawyers next week to determine his next course of action.

  • Read this report by Baldwin Ndaba in full at The Star
  • See too, Aurora directors must now pay R1.5bn, at The Citizen
  • And also, Aurora runs out of road, at TimesLive

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