Mandela grandson faces charges

2011-12-11 12:17

Johannesburg - Business Times reported on Sunday that former president Nelson Mandela's grandson, Zondwa Mandela was to face criminal charges for failing to arrive for an inquiry by the Master of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria last week.

This is after Johan Engelbrecht, the lead liquidator of Pamodzi Gold assets was quoted as saying that they had planned to lay the charges in the coming week.

Aurora Empowerment Systems, which was led by Zondwa and President Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, was singled out as the preferred bidder for Pamodzi's mines when they went into liquidation in 2009.

Its management contract has since been cancelled after the company was accused of destroying infrastructure at the mines and causing the loss of more than 5 300 jobs.

"That [laying criminal charges] will be the first step. The second step is to move part of his [Zondwa's] testimony to a magistrate's court so that if he doesn't pitch the magistrate will have the power to charge him for contempt of court," Engelbrecht was quoted as saying.

The inquiry, which is in line with Sections 417 and 418 of the Companies Act, seeks to investigate the conduct of Aurora, its directors and managers, after the company took possession of the assets from Pamodzi.

The inquiry is also probing the conclusion of the interim contract and mining agreement between Aurora and liquidators of Pamodzi.

  • HermannH - 2011-12-11 13:59

    I wonder if he would have made the news if Mandela was not his grandfather. Why drag Madiba into the issue as he is not responsible or accountable for his grandson's misbehaviour.

      Mike - 2011-12-11 14:04

      Agree it's got nothing to do with Madiba. But it goes to show that the ANC have this entitlement thing going. I hope they loose all their billions!

      Elbie Schlebusch - 2011-12-11 15:16

      And people forget that this is Winni' s grandchild too, and because of his actions should be refered to as such. We must remember that regardless of legacy, Winni had all the influence over the children while Mandela was in prison.

      Di - 2011-12-12 07:48

      the only reason these 2 jokers got the bid in the first place is because of their names. Haven't you seen that fat DOGPIG Zuma junior in his million rand cars? he has no skills, no expertise, no qualifications, but he is a BEEESNEES man - what a joke, and the lag is they actually really believe that they are these captains of industry, and demand to be taken seriously - DOGPIG Zuma swans around in that R3m SLS Mercedes - they have to forklift him into it because the car is low and sporty, not built for fat pigs like him - it looks as if they have built the thing around him - FABULOUS

  • Anthony - 2011-12-11 14:05

    scum of the earth all of them.

      HermannH - 2011-12-11 15:46

      So in your opinion Mandela who is not involved is scum. Great man, absolutely great, and I am also glad I do not know you and even gladder you are not family of mine.

      Francois - 2011-12-11 22:19

      so here's the legacy he left the country. What happened? Nelson Mandela: “We will be able to use the country’s resource in a more efficient manner and to prevent the corruption which is so endemic of the National Party government. We are not going to live as Fat Cats... We are NOT going to live as Fat Cats. The days of the gravy trains are gone. Everybody should know that.”

  • Alva - 2011-12-11 14:20

    These two should be made to pay back the money.

  • Ron - 2011-12-11 14:27

    Isn't he the same Mandela who hasn't paid maintenance to his ex wife despite a court order in May?

      Had - 2011-12-11 17:29

      No. I think that was Mandela's son.

  • Judith - 2011-12-11 15:43

    The way they treated that mine was "killing the goose that lays the golden egg" and that's what I see happening in South Africa....take take take the goose (South African assets, taxpayers money), by dubious means and then destroy father RIP used to say "this government are trashing our money" ....5c is worth nothing now....

  • Had - 2011-12-11 17:31

    The same has happened to 90% (figure given by Govt) of the previously productive farms that were taken over & are now stripped & barren.

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-11 20:22

    Corrupt , all of them....

  • willem.wulfse - 2011-12-11 20:42

    Where does the culture come from? ...Daddy. Except that daddy is manipulating the system. The country is being run by an arch crimimal.

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