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The Marikana platinum mine operated by Lonmin, in Marikana.
The Marikana platinum mine operated by Lonmin, in Marikana.

An Indian mining company, of which two of President Jacob Zuma’s nephews are trustees, has been granted the right to mine in an environmentally sensitive area in Mpumalanga despite some government departments refusing authorisation.

Atha-Africa Ventures shareholder Bashubile Trust has Sizwe Christopher Zuma and Vincent Gezinhliziyo Zuma as trustees.

Atha-Africa has denied knowledge of this relationship and claims it does not benefit from it.

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