Zuma mum on Aurora mine

Zuma mum on Aurora mine

2014-05-16 16:03

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma's office on Friday declined to comment on a report alleging that he had a hand in securing an investment for his nephew's mining company in 2010.

"No, no, there is no comment, as you can see from the story itself," said his spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

He was referring to a Mail&Guardian report on Friday that Zuma allegedly helped secure a $2m investment for Khulubuse Zuma's Aurora Empowerment Systems company.


In the report, Maharaj confirmed he had received detailed questions about the allegations but later indicated there was no response from the presidency.

Global Emerging Markets (Gem) director Chris Brown told the newspaper he had been treated to a face-to-face meeting with Zuma on the morning of the Fifa World Cup final on 11 July 2010.

He alleged in the report that Zuma "thanked him many times" for helping to bail out the flailing company during their meeting in Zuma's living room.


At the time of the claimed meeting, Aurora was desperately trying to raise funds to follow through on its bid to buy the Pamodzi gold mines out of liquidation.

The newspaper stated Brown's claims were buttressed by circumstantial evidence.

Gem launched legal action against First National Bank after the investment it paid into an account was later transferred and disappeared.

A bank employee has reportedly resigned, and FNB said it intended defending itself against claim against the bank.

  • Dan Danukdhari - 2014-05-16 16:17

    How Baba Zuma you did it again

  • Siyabonga Khombulwandle - 2014-05-16 16:26

    oh xikwembu this bulls***t can't be true

      NickvanGraan - 2014-05-16 17:46

      Its ok Siyabonga, you can put your head back in the sand now ..

  • LittleRichard - 2014-05-16 16:34

    The rope is getting too short...

  • piet.vanzyl - 2014-05-16 16:42

    It is apartheid's fault, there will be a commission, Zuma will be found guilty, he will keep on appealing, taxpayers will pay etc etc etc.....brought to you by....the ANC!!

  • Sifiso Sosibo - 2014-05-16 17:06

    I'm JUST looking FORWARD to parliamentary opening with batted breath on how our Houdini President's gonna UNTANGLE himself out this SPIDER-WEB with Honourable Julius Malema breathing down his neck cause even Big Mac was DUMB-FOUNDED!!!

  • Allan Brits - 2014-05-16 17:20

    And mac the motor mouth spins a yarn again he must be getting tired of doing it all the ime but yhrn what s plonker

  • dan.butler.7967 - 2014-05-16 17:21


  • Allan Brits - 2014-05-16 17:22

    And mac the motor mouth spins yet a new yarn

  • dan.butler.7967 - 2014-05-16 17:22

    Yup. Looking forward to the opening and hopefully the dissolving!! Of parliament that is!

  • George Van Der Walt837 - 2014-05-16 17:30

    It doesn't matter coz nothing with come of it anyway. There's no use trying to point out wrongdoing to someone with no morals. The kleptocracy will continuue unabated.

  • Mavisto Sondhlana - 2014-05-16 17:32

    shame on those who made him a president for a second term!

  • Schalk Bothma - 2014-05-16 17:35

    Come on people when will enough be enough? At some point in time even the uneducated masses that can at least read must come to the realisation that this man is not a leader like Nelson Mandela but a money hungry fool...

      Cecil James Elsom - 2014-05-16 18:36

      They have again got what they asked for.So let them enjoy another five years of suffering.I feel nothing.

  • Johannes Ramara - 2014-05-16 17:35

    Mac is a lying specialIst. You will never get an answer from him

  • Amos Quito - 2014-05-16 17:37

    Typical response. I was not me or I was not there or I did not ask for it or ..... Together with the expected dribble from M.M.M. (Motor Mouth Mac"

  • Geoff Skelton - 2014-05-16 17:37

    clearly only the clever people are worried about this, and this, and this....

  • Siyanda Ntenge - 2014-05-16 17:38

    Hardly a week after elections and he is back to his old ways

  • Kieron George - 2014-05-16 17:38

    Everytime something new coming up where zuma is concerned. Pathetic

  • Godfrey Beje - 2014-05-16 17:39

    I am not surprised.

  • Alex Scott - 2014-05-16 17:41

    No no! Of course you had nothing to do with it. You corrupt c&nt

  • Raynard Hayden Looch - 2014-05-16 17:42

    Thief. !

  • Jacques Koorts - 2014-05-16 17:45

    Zuma takes the fun out of being a South African. This guy can't keep up with the corruption cases against him.

      Difference Evans Sithole - 2014-05-17 12:13

      All I know is that the is a wider margine different between a vissionarist and a dreamer keep on dreaming MR day dreamer

  • Samuel Modumaela - 2014-05-16 17:47

    This man, this man, this man< no it cannot be true? is the anc gona let this man to destroy it with his stupidity? South Africans can we please forgive him as he never set his foot in school so this translates to him not thinking properly. anc doesnt care about the people anymore that is why we see so many violent service delivery protests because they voted this man to be their president and due to majority voters of anc, automatically becomes country's president. Zuma is a national disgrace and this will soon comes to an ubrupt end.

  • Lionel Sazi - 2014-05-16 17:48

    honestly within 2 weeks his back in his old business of corruption

  • Janine Filmer - 2014-05-16 17:50

    There is never any response from the Presidency ...

  • Sibusiso Fawuli - 2014-05-16 17:51

    what's shocking about this?

  • Alan Kennedy - 2014-05-16 17:51

    The Zumas play fast and loose with a lot of people's lives, the unpaid Aurora workers being but a small segment

  • Hasani Malungana - 2014-05-16 17:55

    Zuma knows what it is to be the president of the country in Africa. Government purse is yours

  • Bathandwa Thandunina Moshani - 2014-05-16 18:05

    If I were President Zuma I would step down from this presidency position,like its never gonna work. Allegations, accussations, and whatnot will always follow him! People do not trust him anymore! Just do the decent thing, step down...

  • Mavisto Sondhlana - 2014-05-16 18:11

    south africans r integrity illiterate! if we were integrity iiterate ,we woundn't have voted for a party which made zuma who lacks integrity its presidential candidate!

  • Khalabi Manyaka - 2014-05-16 18:20

    Those who voted ANC are idiots,you can't say you vote for ANC not Zuma,you can't separete the 2,instead you zuma more powers.lock him up

  • john.denmarku - 2014-05-16 18:22

    Jacob-the-thief's unethical history coming forth...yet again. Bad seed he is.

  • Nathasia Jannetjies - 2014-05-16 18:28

    I hope my party is watching the Indian elections. It took 60 years to unseat the ghandi/manhohan dynasty......but it was unseated. We absolutely cannot wait for 60 years to change what is wrong with our governance..... one thing I learned from India today is that new generations were born; their needs and wants are different from their predecessors......THEY VOTED FOR CHANGE..... (however, only time will tell if they made the right choice).

      neutral - 2014-05-17 05:06

      I lived in India. They voted for a good change but I hope Bodi keeps the reserve bank governer. Watch India zoom past the USA economy as Bodi is an action man.

  • Winifred Watson - 2014-05-16 18:33

    Do we really expect him to speak up or admit anything, but honestly, the dirt on this man will catch him one day and he wont be able to duck or dive. Auro executives that stripped that mine of its assets whilst the workers went hungry for months and months waiting for the wages. Funny, because well known connected people were at the helm, those unpaid workers never ever protested and its remarkable that the waited and waited with so much hope that they would be paid, in the face of the owners stealing the only things that could secure them their money. Amazing when the boot is on the other foot. Dont expect our arrogant President to acknowledge anything, remember, he thinks he is invinceable and will not give clever people the time of day. He prefer to address the uneducated, they dont ask questions they just believe any old lies he tells them.

  • Beicime Olfsun - 2014-05-16 18:45

    Zuma is not involved in anything, it is the press that keeps blaming him even when enough evidence provided.

      neutral - 2014-05-17 04:59

      Become = another with his head in his @rse!!!!

      Nadezna Guy - 2014-05-17 19:49

      You must be either living on another planet or you are paid to be so stupid!

  • Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto - 2014-05-16 19:08

    Zuma and Fnb at it again, fnb gave zuma a bond tht he never qualified for......fnb + zuma = crooks

  • Sipho S'khumbuzo Radebe - 2014-05-16 19:17

    An idiot is someone who calls others idiots.

  • Dennis van Aarde - 2014-05-16 19:17

    His dirty deeds are slowly but surely catching up to him.next step he will not be able to take it anymore and he might have a break down

  • Mike Gooderson Lovatt - 2014-05-16 19:27

    Just like Bait Car!

  • Erns Kleynhans - 2014-05-16 19:30

    You get what you vote for... the masses have spoken. Now, just shut up and take what is coming to you. Please do not protest against your own choice.

      Blinde Sambok - 2014-05-16 19:51

      62% of South Africans are corrupt because they voted for this scum.

  • Kirsty Prinsloo - 2014-05-16 20:40

    Now we know why he is so quiet on the platinum mine strikes. He wants it for his nephew.

      Thobela Olifant - 2014-05-18 07:48

      U r busy blaming the black President whilst the foreign white mining magnates r busy exploiting our people in their own land. Hw r abt they moved out coz they belong in Europe

  • Kirsty Prinsloo - 2014-05-16 20:45

    Or someone that voted for the anc or eff

  • louis.elst - 2014-05-16 23:56

    Corrupt snd he was awarded another 5 years for being dishonest and defiant

      Adam Botshelo - 2014-05-17 16:05

      The dumb, deaf and blind voted for the anc.

  • Frank de Sousa - 2014-05-17 00:14

    Mac Mahahraj is the biggest liar I have ever seen in my life. How he sleeps at night I don't know. He must be earning a hell of a pay

  • Ernest Masalesa - 2014-05-17 10:10


  • Jon Low - 2014-05-17 10:54

    Mac Mirage vanishes as soon as the light comes into the gloom.

  • Clement Clem-r - 2014-05-17 12:03


  • David Mabu - 2014-05-17 16:53

    Next time he say something he will say his grand parents were raped he wanted to get money to safeguard them

  • Prince Ramalia - 2014-05-17 17:06

    Mac maharaj will always defend JZ, hope he can't just be honest 4 once in his life

  • Jimmy James - 2014-05-17 18:33

    When Mac speaks......the lies flow freely!!!

  • Carlos Manuel Veloso - 2014-05-17 21:35

    Nkandla for ALL

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