Liquidator probed over porkies in pig farmer divorce case

Liquidator probed over porkies in pig farmer divorce case

What began as an extramarital affair for Vryheid pig farmer Thomas Volker, has ended up causing one of KwaZulu-Natal’s top liquidators, Pierre Berrangé, being placed under investigation by the Master of the High Court in Pretoria.

The Master’s Office has instructed Pretoria-based Theo van den Heever of D&T Trust to investigate Pietermaritzburg liquidator Berrangé (nose219) and his handling of the divorce-fuelled liquidation of a once- successful Vryheid business, the Penvaan Group, run by now-divorced Thomas and Renata Volker. 

The investigation will be conducted under Section 381 (3) of the Companies Act which empowers the Master’s Office to “appoint a person to investigate the books and vouchers of a liquidator” if there is “reason to believe that a liquidator is not faithfully performing his duties and duly observing all the requirements imposed on him”.

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