Khulubuse Zuma, nephew of former president Jacob Zuma, is back in negotiations with the liquidators of the Pamodzi mining group to pay more than R1.4bn he personally owes to creditors. The liquidators, headed by Johan Engelbrecht, secured a provisional liquidation order against Zuma in the high court in Durban in January. Zuma had until Monday to oppose or consent to the order, but instead advocate Clayton Edy, for the liquidators, asked for the matter to be postponed for two months until early May. He said Zuma was attempting to settle the matter. Attempts on Monday to reach Zuma were unsuccessful. In his affidavit, Engelbrecht says there are strong indications that Zuma lied about his true financial state, and that Zuma has already reneged on a repayment deal once. Pamodzi’s mines were placed in liquidation in 2009. Two — Orkney and Grootvlei — were "bought" by Aurora Empowerment Systems, of which Zuma was one of five directors. The company took control of the mines, and "stripped...

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