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Massive search for KZN couple that disappeared with R12.7 million

Tough times call for tough measures. 

It is a moment of despair for the Kwazulu-natal Blind and Deaf Society after a couple swindled the organization of R12.7 million. 

The organization is now in desperate need to get their money back so much that they have brought an urgent application in the Durban High Court.

The non profit organization have tried but failed to locate Ruvanya Ramiah, the society's finance officer, and Ayush Rambally so that they can serve them with summons in a civil claim to recoup R12 785 634.26, with interest.

Ramiah and her husband Rambally would then have 10 days from the date of the publication to deliver a notice of intention to defend the action.

According to papers filed in court, Logan Govender, the society's lawyer, said his client sued for monies that had allegedly been misappropriated by Ramiah, some of which had been paid to Rambally.

Ramiah had been employed as the finance officer of the KZN Blind and Deaf Society from 2012 to 2019.

“While in the employ of the KZN Blind and Deaf Society and in the position of finance officer carrying out the duties and functions … , the first respondent (Ramiah) wrongfully and unlawfully acted in breach of her duties and functions whereby she intentionally misappropriated funds from the KZN Blind and Deaf Society’s banking accounts in the amount of R12 785 634.26,” said Govender.

He said attempts to serve summons in January this year at the couple’s last known address in Westville were unsuccessful. Service was attempted again in February at Ramiah’s mother's flat in Reservoir Hills, where the couple were suspected to be living, but was also unsuccessful.

“In addition thereto, I have been in regular communication with Colonel Eddie Sibiya in respect of the criminal proceedings. The SAPS are also trying to locate the respondents but have been unsuccessful. The respondents are being charged for fraud and theft. On October 22, 2021, Xtreme Trace produced a further track and trace report.

“It is evident that the respondents cannot be located.”

He said a number which the tracing agent called was answered by a woman who then abruptly ended the call. In a final attempt to locate the couple, an advert was placed in the Sunday Tribune on October 31, 2021.

Source: Sunday Tribune Sun, Nov 21, 2021

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