After a lengthy 22 month fight for justice, Ama Wheelies is happy to announce that Mr Ryan Wheeler has been sentenced for an effective 20 years at a Nelspruit court.
Mr Wheeler (pictured below) for all apparent purposes was the most pleasant and helpful person, using the trust to gain access to our bank account on the basis of him helping us, only to rob Ama Wheelies of R37 400.00.
7 September was the court date and the Department of Justice subpoenaed Barry Botes founder of Ama Wheelies, providing transport to the court and back as witness. Mr Wheeler admitted guilt and the case was postponed as there were several charges against him. On 3 October the secretary of the court phoned informing final outcome and eventual sentence. Mr Wheeler will be locked up for an effective 20 years without parole.
Mr Wheeler is now locked away and cannot rob and steal from other disabled or old persons.
Sadly we could not report the news of this robbery earlier as we feared for the lives of our members while Mr Wheeler was still a free man. Now that he is locked away for a long time, we are happy to report this news and the outcome of the 22 month battle for justice.
As quadriplegics, disabled and without the use of hands to draw money at an ATM. Stuck in a wheelchair it is not easy getting into banks for turnstiles and security doors make it difficult to enter banks, thus we have to appoint and entrust a person to do banking on our behalf. Presently we have trust worthy staff taking good care of us here at Ama Wheelies however Mr Wheeler initially was entrusted and the money stolen our livelihood.
Ama Wheelies have not been deterred and two years we are still hard working. For an able bodied person loosing such a large sum of money life would be difficult; for a disabled person unable to work, unable to recuperate the lost money doubles the effect of the loss. Ama Wheelies are without transport and in trouble battling to pay salaries and make ends meet.
Ama Wheelies need your help. Please help find a sponsor to adopt 2 workers and pay their wages on behalf of Ama Wheelies. We urgently need a sponsor to help pay wages! As persons in wheelchairs we require 24 hour medical care. You will be paying wages of our caregivers Manelisi Mlombo and Collen Thwala and total cost of R3630.00 per month. We are battling without governmental help and need this help for 6 months
Presently we await funding from Lotto and Department of Social development and are in crises praying for help, and need help paying wages for next six months. Any help that the community can provide will be vastly appreciated.
Until next time.
Team Ama Wheelies