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5 Accused and their ‘bogus entities’ appear in court

The cases against against five entities and accused, Smangaliso Innocent Khoza, director of Simagalesibusisiwe Trading Enterprise cc, Busisiwe Prudence Nkosi, director of Madam and Eve General Trading cc, Sabelo Given Khumalo, director of Khuzudumo Trading (Pty) Ltd, Sipho Andrew Philane, director of Nqcebo Empire Projects (Pty) Ltd and Mfanzile Thulebone Msibi, director of Mexza Cleaning Services Primary Co-operative Limited cc charged on seven counts (count 1-7) of fraud, theft or alternatively contravening the provisions of Section 235 of the Tax Administration Act, Act 28 of 2011 and charged on eight counts

(Count 8-15) of Contravening the provisions of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act, Act 121 of 1998 (money laundering), was set for trial in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 18 May 2023.

All (5) accused are reported to have registered (5) “shell” companies and proceeded to submit as well as claim false PAYE (pay as you earn) credits to the South African Revenue Service thereby claiming undue funds.

The false claims prejudiced the South African Revenue Services and caused actual losses to the revenue service amounting to over R4.2 million. The different amounts as per the various claims per entity were paid out by SARS into the different “shell” businesses/entities’ bank accounts.

The cases were postponed to 18 July 2023 for further trial and possible plea in terms of Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Act, Act 51 of 1977.

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