GEORGE NEWS - Famsa has retracted the mandate given to a man, Ronroy Brown, to do a 32-day fundraising walk as ambassador for Famsa Pietermaritzburg. This announcement comes after Brown approached an organisation in George for funds, using this mandate.
The director of Famsa George, Nicolette Buitendag, said that Famsa National has retracted and terminated the mandate, which applied only to the fundraising walk he did from 1 August till 1 September.
According to Buitendag, Brown has apparently continued raising money illegally.
Famsa has proof that Brown has requested funds on their behalf at least once. There is concern that Brown might harm Famsa's good image through his actions.
Buitendag stressed that Brown is not allowed to act in the name of Famsa or associate himself with the organisation any longer and warned that, if he keeps acting on behalf of Famsa and requests funds illegally, civil action will be taken against him.
A letter from lawyers representing Famsa states that they can and will take action against him and anyone working with him if he does not stop acting on behalf of or in the name of Famsa.
Famsa's attempts to get hold of Brown were unsuccessful, as have been attempts made over a period of a week by George Herald to his cellphone and via social media.
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