Gandhi's great-granddaughter back in court

2015-11-19 06:35


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Durban - The great-granddaughter of human rights icon Mahatma Gandhi, Ashish Lata Ramgobin, was scheduled to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on charges of theft, fraud and forgery on Thursday.

Ramgobin was released on R50 000 bail a month ago.

The Hawks said the 45-year-old was alleged to have swindled more than R11m from two businessmen.

She allegedly approached the two businessmen and asked them to invest in a business venture.

Ramgobin allegedly claimed she had won a R20m tender to provide bedding to the Netcare hospital group.

She is said to have provided forged invoices and documents, claiming that three containers of linen were being shipped from India.

One of the men invested R5.2m and the other R6.2m.

An investigation uncovered that no such tender was ever advertised nor awarded.

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