The 56-year-old great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Ashish Lata Ramgobin, has been booked under the charges of defrauding two local businessmen of more than $ 830,000 in South Africa and sentenced to seven years in jail.
On June 7, Ramgobin, appearing in the Durban Magistrate’s court, was convicted of defrauding two businessmen by claiming that she had secured a tender to import bedding from India for the private hospital group Netcare.
The case of fraud first started in the year 2015 and Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) claimed that she allegedly provided forged documents to persuasive her potential investors.
Ramgoblin is the executive editor and founder of the Participative Development Initiative at the NGO International Centre for Non-Violence.
Ramgobin claims to be an “activist with a focus on environmental, societal, and political interests.” is the daughter of noted rights activist Ela Gandhi and late Mewa Ramgobind. Her mother, Ela Gandhi, has received numerous accolades, including the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India.
And when this news surfaced on the internet, at the same time when Congress supporters were trending #HamaariPriyankaGandhi in support of Priyanka Gandhi, people started bashing Rahul Gandhi and his family by trolling them for having the same surname and for their alleged “frauds” and “scams”.
And some even questioned Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy and credibility.