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The Tau Lekoa gold mine.
The Tau Lekoa gold mine.
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The suspended chief financial officer of South African gold miner, Heaven Sent Gold SA, says he was sidelined and victimised for sending a protected disclosure laying out fears of irregular spending and suspicious contracts involving more than a hundred million rand to a company director. 

Heaven Sent Gold SA runs the Tau Lekoa and Kopanang gold mines near Orkney. It is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Heaven-Sent Gold Group, which falls under the Heaven Sent Capital Management Group that is based in mainland China. 

In a founding affidavit filed at the Johannesburg Labour Court earlier in October, which miningmx first reported on, Phillip Spencer, Heaven Sent SA's suspended finance director, alleged that he and his colleague, Stefan de Koker, were suspended after they sent a joint protected disclosure to one of the company's directors, Michael Zhang.

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