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Zuma to testify in Aurora insolvency case

2012-01-16 07:35

Johannesburg - Aurora chairperson Khulubuse Zuma is expected to testify in the Pamodzi Gold mine insolvency hearing on Monday.

"He's supposed to be the first one to testify in the offices of the North Gauteng High Court at 9am (on Monday)," said trade union Solidarity deputy general secretary Gideon du Plessis on Sunday.

In November last year, Zuma's lawyer reportedly told the high court that his client could not testify as he had one kidney and was suffering from obesity.

The case was then postponed.

Aurora was appointed to take over the management of two of Pamodzi's gold mines after that company was liquidated in 2009.

Aurora was then removed after the directors - who include former President Nelson Mandela's grandson Zondwa Mandela - were accused of destroying the infrastructure at the mines and causing over 5 300 jobs to be lost.

Solidarity awarded Aurora the worst employer award in 2011.