Johannesburg - Khulubuse Zuma has appointed his own lawyer
to defend a R1.7bn claim against the directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems,
the Sunday Independent reports.
He could lose a house valued at almost R2m, several cars,
and his businesses, if the High Court in Pretoria accepts the arguments made by
the joint liquidators of the Pamodzi Gold East Rand mines.
Zuma, who is President Jacob Zuma's nephew, is accused of
neglecting his duties as a director during the two years that Aurora managed
Zuma's co-directors, Zondwa Mandela, Thulani Ngubane, and
Durban businessmen Sulliman and Fazel Bhana, all listed as respondents in the
case, have retained a different law firm, Philip Silver and Associates.
Zuma's lawyer Eddie Claasen, of BDK Attorneys, has requested
papers related to the case. His responding papers would be finalised only after
the documents arrived.
However, the lawyer for Zuma's co-directors, David Swartz,
said he wanted the matter to go to court as soon as possible.
"What I want to stress is that my clients want their
day in court," he was quoted as saying.