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Denel Rejects Minority Shareholders Claims And Will Oppose Business Rescue Application In Relation To LMT HoldingsYou are here: Media Centre / News & Press
14 July 2016

Denel wish to respond to the adverse reporting which was carried by certain publications today.

Denel categorically deny that it is captured by the Gupta family.

The alleged work or contract which Mr Stefan Nell is alleging that was given to VR Laser a company associated to the Gupta family at the expense of LMT, in his own version such alleged activities took place before the appointment of the current Minister, Board and the Acting Executives.

The then Executive Directors of Denel who were Board members of LMT at the material times as alleged by Mr Nell as having acted in violation fiduciary duties are no longer at Denel employ or have been suspended.

Denel is opposing Mr Stefan Nell’s business rescue application because there are no grounds for such in law, Denel has been single handedly loaning money to LMT to fund its operations despite the obstructionist conduct of Mr Stefan Nell. Mr Nell alleges that he has investors who are prepared to invest vast amounts of monies in the business but yet he does not want to disclose such persons. Denel is aware that a certain politician is attempting to loot Denel shares at LMT, the attempts by the said politician to hijack Denel shares using Business rescue proceedings via Mr Nell will be vigorously opposed and will not succeed.

LMT is a 51% Denel owned company that receives support from the company similar to all the other Denel-owned businesses, which include:

  • Share-holder loans.
  • Business origination where Denel has been instrumental in getting LMT work from other clients.
  • Deployment of experienced human resources to support and strengthen the business.
  • When challenges were picked up in the management of the company. At LMT Denel provided a more experienced Chief Executive, seconded from the Denel head-office to LMT while retaining the former CEO and shareholder in a chief operations officer capacity.
  • Intervention in cases of poor workmanship.
  • Procurement of preferable contract terms where this was necessary.
  • Assistance in managing commitments to creditors.


Vuyelwa Qinga

Group Executive: Communication & Public Affairs

Cell: +27 (0) 79 511 6257
Tel: +27 (0) 12 671 2662
Email: VuyelwaQ@denel.co.za

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