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Mpisanes' seized cars worth R22m

2013-02-06 23:26

Durban - Luxury cars valued at around R22m were seized from former Durban metro police officer Sibusiso Mpisane and his wife Shauwn on Wednesday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

The cars included a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Maserati, a Ferrari Scaglietti, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo and a Panamera Turbo, two armoured BMW 5 series and two Hummers, the NPA said in a statement.

Various construction vehicles seized were valued at about R4.5m.

Four fixed properties - including Mpisane's home, valued at about R25m - were also seized.

The NPA said other assets were still being identified.

On Tuesday, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court granted the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) an order authorising it to freeze and seize R140m in property.

Shauwn, who has been convicted of tax fraud, is on trial in the Durban Regional Court for alleged tax evasion

She is accused of, among other things, inflating invoices by more than R5m to cut her tax bill. She has pleaded not guilty.

“Since she [Shauwn] is married in community of property to her husband, it includes all property owned by the couple,” the NPA said.

“This is one of the largest cases ever done by the AFU and is a significant blow in the fight against corruption.”

 

Comments
  • roger.locker.1 - 2013-02-06 23:45

    Fascinating. How many cars can one couple drive? This is not a trick question.

      adinparadise - 2013-02-07 03:32

      Yessss!! I've been waiting with baited breath for all their ill gotten gains to be seized. This is the best news yet. Made my day.

      Dan - 2013-02-07 08:48

      @Roger, I know of another house down in KZN that reportedly cost over 200 million to build, hopefully the next stop for the AFU..............?

      kalabafazi - 2013-02-07 08:52

      The news reports have not got it exactly right: Here is the list: Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Rolls Royce Phantom Maseratti Grand Tourismo Maseratti - Convertable Porche Cayenne Turbo Porsche Panemera Turbo Hummer H2 Dodge Ram 2x BMW 550i - Fully armour plated Ferrari 612 Scaglietti If you want pics, let me know.

      kalabafazi - 2013-02-07 09:03

      Dan - I was in the house yesterday. You have no idea about the opulence involved. There are more TVs in the house than in most Dion Wired stores. All but two are not less the 55".

      susan.paul.330 - 2013-02-07 09:08

      When will Zuma stand trial???

      Concerned86 - 2013-02-07 10:13

      Kalabafazi...im just interested how you got into the house? Do they maybe also have a giraffe in the garden or some other ridiculous purchases not mentioned?

      gareth.coats - 2013-02-07 10:15

      Kalabafazi, Share the Pics! Unless you're part of the AFU and that could jeopardize the case, in which case - keep 'em until these fraudsters are in chookie!

      silenta.solly - 2013-02-07 10:59

      So now they are homeless? hahaha, one by one they shall go down, we will rebuild the ANC and government with people who have integrity. i will Zuma can follow now. kalabafazi please share the pictures

      Dan - 2013-02-07 12:47

      @kalabafazi, I cannot justify this kind of opulent, arrogant greed that has manifested itself in our society, from the top down...........

      vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2013-02-07 14:07

      dont they have a Rolls Royce Zombie??

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2013-02-06 23:53

    Nothing wrong for poor old metro cop to rock up at work with Maserati and none of his colleges find it strange. Retarded or eating cookies.

      iNJBL - 2013-02-07 06:47

      Nothing wrong with metro cop setting up speed trap next to his Rolls Royce phantom.

      siyabonga.biyela1 - 2013-02-07 13:46

      His wife was a very rich business woman. They are well known here in Durban. Hero to zero

  • esme.collins1 - 2013-02-06 23:57

    I am going to bed a very happy person tonight!!!

      croix.mactee - 2013-02-07 00:37

      Wow! Finally some good news that stops the EVIL agents of tender scams and ENTITLEMENT in their tracks. The higher you fly, the harder you fall. Suffer - you windgat crooks! Bwaaaahahahahaha!

      adinparadise - 2013-02-07 03:33

      Me too. Best news this year so far.

      lobert.mhlanga - 2013-02-07 10:58

      @Anikevader your comments were coming along nicely until the very racist "african" part. How dissapointing.

  • fan.msibi - 2013-02-07 00:46

    when is Zuma going to be investigated?

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-02-07 01:30

    Ahaa! I was wondering where my Rolls Royce Ghost disappeared to..

      guru100 - 2013-02-07 02:06

      lmao, my maserati.

  • Spha - 2013-02-07 02:17

    i remember vividly when the state(AFU) attached Schabir Shaik assets including gains from Nkobi Holdings only for the state to return them back after sometime and the very same state had to pay interest of +/- 3mil a month for the period they had kept those assets.at the end of the day the biggest looser was the state and Mr Shaik bank balance got fatter n Fatter.i forsee the same happening here considering Shaun Mpisane's huge political connection,if i were u i wouldnt celebrate just as yet,its quite premature time will tell.

      anikenvader - 2013-02-07 02:24

      biggest looser sadly is us - the common hard-working folk...

      HJS - 2013-02-07 10:59

      Sobering thoughts yes. Let us hold the celebration party maybe?

  • mcedise.l.buhlungu - 2013-02-07 02:39

    Good. Don't stop there. Make sure He goes to jail, his wife also if possible. Then go for all of Zuma's cronies. That way, he'll have no one to cover him when he's caught with his pants down again!

      devils_advocate - 2013-02-07 09:26

      The reason they are removing the assets is not due to his wrongdoing, it is to do with his wife's mishandling of government housing tenders and tax evasion

  • ChasePotch - 2013-02-07 03:30

    avatar motho.batho.98 - February 6, 2013 at 15:44 Report commentComments Policy It seems that you're not a wise person, why should you be happy for someone's misery? Yes, they've to pay for their crimes but why should you be happy? Why should we not be happy, corruption corruption corruption, another one or two bites the dust, why the hell doe yout hink it is mean to laugh at corrupted africans getting caught for their crimes??

  • piet.boerie - 2013-02-07 04:39

    Starts at the top and continues all the way down...is this a Zulu thing with JZ, King Goodwill...or just bad people? Yep just bad people. When this story first surfaced a cadre told me you are racist because you dont like to see a black man be successful. Whahahaha a traffic cop with a Bentley and that is racist. It is time we the voter took responisbility for the mess we created by giving the government the mandate to steal by continully voting them in. End corruption change your vote

      francois.lombard.90 - 2013-02-07 08:10

      Hey theboet - i suggest you read pietboeries sentence properly you chop. And i quote "or just bad people? Yep just bad people"

  • slikhethe33 - 2013-02-07 05:15

    Managing money comes with a lot of responsibilities. Buying cars of the same model but different colors says a lot about you. You can't just let greed take over your life like that. If you doing well why do you then cheat on tax. This boils down to greed. The mpisanes can't claim that they worked hard. "Easy come easy go" On the other hand if you think hard of how your tax is expended. Building a tuck shop in an estate in nkandla, renovating ministers properties at highest costs. With this in mind I would also avoid tax. However I would be very smart about it.

  • barry.pointeer - 2013-02-07 05:19

    Malema your next.....

      thaluki.malema - 2013-02-07 06:14

      Me did nothing wrong, I'm an honest citisen, I pay my taxes.

      devils_advocate - 2013-02-07 09:28

      They have already started siezing Malema's assets.

  • mthokozisi.mdluli.58 - 2013-02-07 05:26

    tjo dis is funni hw can a police officer turn into being such a millionaire...lol many jz,s out der

  • thaluki.malema - 2013-02-07 06:12

    Seizing the assest of corrupt people that got their wealth by stealing from whoever is always very good news. Think of how many honest people have suffered due to their dishonesty and greed.

  • Dries Labuschagne - 2013-02-07 06:37

    sal like om te weet wa die moer hulle al die geld kry doner weet wens soms ek is swart want als val in jou skoot en veral as jy n groot kop in die land is sorg net vir hulle self en ons boere moet vir hulle aanhangsels sorg op plase fo# 22m vir n kar nee kyk dit kom beter bestee geword het

  • nathi.ntshobodwana - 2013-02-07 06:49

    ''There are two things that are certain in life, death and taxes.''- Benjamin Franklin. Mpisane has been so mean to the greater citizenry of the country. Gaining money from the government tenders and not paying taxes was stupid of him.... May he rot in jail.

  • abner.mophethe - 2013-02-07 06:52

    as juju would say,they are jelous,lol

  • Mnologist - 2013-02-07 07:19

    Every time I see a fellow Black brother driving a flashy car, I always ask my self if he honestly got/worked for it. People like these are just selfish and taint others honest work. They can Rot in Jail for all I care.

      olivia.kgatla - 2013-02-07 08:45

      Do you also ask yourself that question even when Richard Maponya or Herman Mashaba and their children are passing by in flashy cars?

  • irvin.mkhari - 2013-02-07 07:24

    Selfish BEEs and their greedily attitude.

  • matshane.seleko - 2013-02-07 07:28

    Owning so many luxury cars?Must have been difficult deciding which one do I drive today?Phew!

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-02-07 07:32

    Are going to score this one? Yeah, why not. Let's see. Metro cop with luxury cars must get 8 points. Stealing so much money must give him 6 points. Designer cloths shows good taste and 7 points is awarded. Now getting caught shows poor hiding skill which means less 9 points. Inflating invoices is old news and therefor minus 10. Doing SARS you score minus 3 ( check out all other government officials ) and for having the required qualification and high level of stupidity you score 3 points. Total score MINUS 6 therefore do not collect anything on way to Jail. Let's see what's out there to score to morrow

  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2013-02-07 07:38

    Well dear readers, we too can have these perks by just joining the ANC and supporting our President. He made this promise publicly remember. Now all we have to do is attend the Luthuli House "Corruption made Easy" course and we can be the next to hit the headlines.

  • Slartibartfast - 2013-02-07 07:41

    Is it not absolutely dumbfounding how brazen and arrogant they've been up to this point? Holding lavish over-the-top parties and flaunting their ill gotten gains at every opportunity. And all the while it has been glaringly obvious to all that their absurd and instant riches could not have come from honest business. Like the article says, this is "..a significant blow in the fight against corruption.”

  • Pete7930 - 2013-02-07 07:46

    Pls take everything from them. Leave them with only gardening tools

  • Zahir - 2013-02-07 08:09

    They greedy crooks I will like to assist I can take the maserati for 100k my final offer

  • jennifer.d.martin.750 - 2013-02-07 08:23

    bosluise

  • Pfunzo Ddt Michael - 2013-02-07 08:31

    NPA is doing pretty good, and Hope malema and president Jacob Zuma are next

  • attila.biemuller - 2013-02-07 08:40

    Good,dont forget to take a carton of vaseline.

  • pbudeli - 2013-02-07 08:41

    job well done to the AFU.they ar crooks and deserved to be treated as such.justice is been done.wish to see more of that happening more often

  • robin.harriram - 2013-02-07 08:45

    ta de dum

  • frans.kiev - 2013-02-07 08:53

    Durban mayor is trying to cover up corruption in the City. his wife received millions in tenders through fronting companies. Since his entrance into the municipality , he and Logie Naidoo have been operating under the radar and have been secretly exploiting tenders. Burbreeze R30 million that was stolen was covered up by the mayor. The mayor is there to destroy the city. 25 of 41 cases of corruption have been exonerated by James Nxumalo. Do the math . James Nxumalo is a capitalist not a socialist. But nevertheless he indulges his friends and family to exploit tenders in eThekwini. He is even feeding the DA members so that they shut up on corruption. He needs to be charged for aiding and abetting fraud and corruption.

  • makgabo.morris - 2013-02-07 08:53

    Well done afu

  • zeenat.allie.16 - 2013-02-07 09:09

    Botato...or something like that... I would be more happy if you start growing... Underground you potato

  • andrew.selous - 2013-02-07 10:00

    poor souls, where will they stay now or for now until they are moved to another opulent area called westville....

  • atlega.rankoane - 2013-02-07 10:12

    U see y u shudnt get married ''in community of property'', look wts happening to Sibusiso Mpisane nd wife Shaun

  • HJS - 2013-02-07 10:56

    Good for the NPA and the asset forfeiture? unit. And if I recall the husband was a traffic cop and when questioned by journalists quite a while back he did not think they should question his life style on a traffic cops salary? MAYBE, just MAYBE there is a slow wheel turning to nail all these blatant crooks. Stripping them of theit assets aquired by the proceeds of crime is at least one way to start "punishing" them. Now we also need ot hope that the state will utilise the proceeds of those seizures for a good cause. Like maybe helping the really poor and deserving? Oh maybe that is just wishful thinking, more likely to line some other official's back pocket.

  • marc.anderson.3192 - 2013-02-07 11:10

    BRILLIANT....AND NOW FOR ZUME AND HIS USELESS GOVERNMENT

  • lobert.mhlanga - 2013-02-07 11:11

    Greedy just like apartheid government.

  • sango.jika - 2013-02-07 11:56

    eish community of property not good at all,that's why when i get married i will get married traditionally no signing of papers. This guy must be kicking himself now i see divorce coming.

  • Khanyile Busokwakhe - 2013-02-07 12:15

    well done hawks what about ex-mayor must also be investigated and many more to be

  • kyle.rycroft - 2013-02-07 12:22

    How many government hospitals could have been funded with one of those cars!!! People fed, clothed, schooled..... Makes me so angry...

  • shanon.hepburn - 2013-02-07 12:51

    http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/the-mystery-of-mpisane-millions-1.470977#.UROG8x2KKSo read were there money comes from

  • Gopolang Dioka - 2013-02-07 13:12

    South Africa tax is too high, i can understand the nature of this corruption. You work for this money and the government just wants to whoop in and take 40 percent of what you make? so that tomorrow zuma can steal it and make another multi million upgrade to his homestead? rather evade tax then

  • Wacko1 - 2013-02-07 13:41

    Party time...crooks

  • ross.urquhart1 - 2013-02-07 16:15

    Early days ...... with her political connections and the flawed conviction history for fraud and corruption and "connected" people , they might still walk away with a mere slap on the wrists !!!! At least this is a step in the right direction ..... Malema best you start hiding your watches ...lol

  • bheki.dladla.756 - 2013-02-07 16:26

    AMANDLA AFU AMANDLA GOOD SHORT!!!!! TO HELL WITH THESE PPL WHO THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH CRIME. TO HELL!!!

  • christopher.malatji.5 - 2013-02-07 22:22

    What about government officials? They are the ones who lead through corruption and we learn from them

  • fidel.uncensored - 2013-02-09 03:38

    "“This is one of the largest cases ever done by the AFU and is a significant blow in the fight against corruption.” Who writes these articles. How can a positive outcome be a blow in the fight against corruption?

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