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Solidarity2The Citizen reports that trade union Solidarity has vowed to follow former Aurora director Khulubuse Zuma to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to ensure justice for the thousands of miners who lost their jobs because of reckless management.  

Reacting to reports that Zuma, who is a nephew of President Jacob Zuma, was allegedly granted residency in the UAE and was already living there, Solidarity said it would do everything possible to ensure his assets were seized.  The Pretoria High Court in 2015 ruled that Khulubuse Zuma, his fellow Aurora directors and others had to pay about R1.7 billion in damages for the destruction of Pamodzi’s Grootvlei and Orkney mines that Aurora managed.  Some 5,300 workers their jobs.  Zuma has failed to comply with a settlement agreement entered into with the Pamodzi liquidators which provided for monthly repayments.  Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis said an application by the liquidators to sequestrate Zuma would be heard on 8 December, but Solidarity wanted to ensure that the sequestration order was also ratified in the UAE so that his assets there could be seized.

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