This week, Zuma, who is former president Jacob Zuma’s nephew, was provisionally sequestrated in the Durban High Court - after he did not comply with a repayment agreement with liquidators.
In 2009, Zuma and other Aurora directors - Solly and Fazel Bhana, Thulani Ngubane and Zondwa Mandela, the late Nelson Mandela’s grandson - bought two Pamodzi mines, but failed to maintain them. Workers weren’t paid and the operations fell into disrepair. In 2010, the company was put into liquidation and the operations closed.
On Friday, trade union Solidarity welcomed the court’s decision this week.
“Justice will finally prevail for the 5300 Aurora employees who lost their jobs.