Blind and Deaf Society under new management

2018-04-11 06:00

AFTER the suicide of the Blind and Deaf Society’s financial clerk, who had come under increased fire over allegedly defrauding and stealing hundreds and thousands of rands meant to fund the organisation, the Blind and Deaf Society officially released a statement ushering a new age of management last Wednesday.

This comes after the financial crisis stemming from the theft that led to speculation that the organisation would be closing its doors.

At the time of the financial crisis the director of the KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society, Shamilla Surjoo assured the public and those affiliated with the organisation that a procedure was in place to move forward.

“The KZN Blind and Deaf Society is an organisation with an 82-year legacy with our Pietermaritzburg affiliate also being one of the long-standing institutions contributing to the welfare of our blind and deaf beneficiaries.

So there was no way we would accept any situation that would jeopardise the future of the organisation, our staff and our beneficiaries,” said Surjoo.

In a press release, President of the KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society Justice Zak Yacoob said that following the tumultuous start to the year, 2018 would hold exciting prospects for those that the organisation served, especially those who desperately needed the support of the organisation.

“A new management team has been contracted to attend to the daily operational matters of the organisation, under direct oversight of the newly constituted Regional Committee,” said Yacoob in the press release.

The statement goes on further to say that the organisation are custodians of trust which the community place in the organisation’s hands.

“We invite the Pietermaritzburg community to continue to walk this journey with us.

“We remain thankful for all that has been achieved thus far with your gracious support.”

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