Oscar gets huge fine for unpaid tax

2013-05-26 09:16
Oscar Pistorius (AP)

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Pretoria – Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given a fine of hundreds of thousands of rands due to unpaid tax.

This came after Sars looked into the athlete’s financial affairs following his bail application in February when it was revealed in court that he earned about R5.6m per year, reported Rapport.

The fine was apparently “less than a million” and Pistorius is said to have already paid it.

Since he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, his finances have taken a knock as two of his biggest sponsors have broken ties with him and he no longer competes at athletic events.

He was released on bail of R1m.

He is due to again appear in court on 4 June to face a charge of murder.

He reportedly sold a house in Johannesburg earlier this year for R9.8m.

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