solidariteitANA reports that reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday called on liquidators of the failed mining company Aurora to investigate Khulubuse Zuma after his name was mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers.  

The papers comprise leaked documents from the database of a law firm specialising in offshore business.  They have blown the lid off the secretive offshore world used by the world’s rich and powerful to hide assets by setting up front companies in certain jurisdictions.  Zuma, President Jacob Zuma’s nephew, was found guilty last year in connection with stripping Aurora mine assets and causing the loss of thousands of jobs.  He was named on Monday in the Panama Papers.  Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis advised:  “We have approached the liquidators dealing with the Aurora case to investigate Khulubuse Zuma.  We would like to know at what stage Zuma transferred money to Panama and whether it was during or shortly after his term as a director of Aurora.”  Solidarity has also asked the liquidators to bring a court application to freeze all Zuma’s offshore assets since it appeared he was hiding money abroad in anticipation of judgment in the appeal of his conviction.


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