Shamila Surjoo was dismissed on Thursday after being found guilty on charges of gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duties and loss of trust. However, Surjoo has denied any wrongdoing and has said she will fight her dismissal.
The society’s president and former Justice of the Constitutional Court, Zak Yacoob, confirmed Surjoo’s dismissal but said she had not been implicated in the fraud.
It is alleged that a 27-year-old woman, who has since been fired by the society, had online authority for four of the organisation’s bank accounts and had allegedly been transferring funds into her personal accounts since 2013.
A case of fraud has been opened with the police.