Zuma Gets Own Lawyer
Khulubuse Zuma has appointed his own lawyer to defend a R1.7 billion claim against the directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems, the Sunday Independent reports.
He could lose a house valued at almost R2 million, several cars, and his businesses, if the High Court in Pretoria accepts the arguments made by the joint liquidators of the Pamodzi Gold East Rand mines.
Zuma, who is President Jacob Zuma's nephew, is accused of neglecting his duties as a director during the two years that Aurora managed Pamodzi.
Zuma's co-directors, Zondwa Mandela, Thulani Ngubane, and Durban businessmen Sulliman and Fazel Bhana, all listed as respondents in the case, have retained a different law firm, Philip Silver and Associates.
Zuma's lawyer Eddie Claasen, of BDK Attorneys, has requested papers related to the case. His responding papers would be finalised only after the documents arrived.
However, the lawyer for Zuma's co-directors, David Swartz, said he wanted the matter to go to court as soon as possible.
"What I want to stress is that my clients want their day in court," he was quoted as saying.