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auroraBusinessLive reports that former Aurora employees are at last getting their payday from former president Jacob Zuma’s nephew‚ Khulubuse Zuma‚ Nelson Mandela’s grandson‚ Zondwa Mandela‚ and others.  

This comes after an eight-year battle against the mine’s former directors, who were found guilty of stripping mine’s assets.  Trade union Solidarity said on Monday that 300 of the 5‚300 ex-employees will start getting their overdue salaries this week.  Solidarity general secretary Gideon du Plessis indicated:  "Aurora was finally liquidated in October 2010 and since then‚ Solidarity‚ together with the liquidators‚ has been trying to recover the workers’ overdue salaries and to hold the former Aurora directors responsible for the total destruction of the mine assets."  The Pretoria High Court found the Aurora directors guilty in their personal capacity in June 2015.  Du Plessis said enough money was eventually collected to pay a portion of the employees’ outstanding salary claims.  He added: "After eight years of hardship‚ the first payments and sequestration of the Aurora directors are a victory for justice for every employee‚ but the pain and suffering has been so great that it is a hollow victory."


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