Bonang Matheba's tax case postponed to next month

2018-10-04 13:32
Bonang Matheba leaving Specialised Crime Court  (Sharon Seretlo, DRUM)

Bonang Matheba leaving Specialised Crime Court (Sharon Seretlo, DRUM)

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The tax evasion case brought against media personality Bonang Matheba has been postponed until November 14 for her legal representatives to make further submissions.

The 31-year-old made an appearance at the Specialised Crimes Court in Johannesburg on Thursday morning after missing her previous appearance, as she was out of the country.

She faces a total of 15 counts of contravening the tax laws of South Africa, after failing to submit her income tax returns from 2007 until 2017, and outstanding company tax from 2014 to 2017.

NPA regional spokesperson Phindi Louw Mjonondwane says the case brought against the media personality is about promoting tax compliance.

"Everyone has a responsibility to pay their dues," she said outside court. "The tax revenues is used to cater for South Africans who cannot afford. So it is very important for each and every South African to play a role in promoting a healthy revenue that will in turn assist others."

Dressed in a grey coat and black shawl, the media personality arrived early at court after a warrant was issued, having missed her last court appearance on September 27.

The warrant has now been cancelled.

She also tried to evade the media after her appearance, but was instructed to leave through the same entrance that she came in through. 

"As we have previously alluded as the NPA, no one will receive preferential treatment," Louw Mjonondwane said about Matheba's foiled exit plan.

"No one is above the law. Each and every citizen will be treated equally, hence we instituted that she exit the same way she came in."

Read more on:    bonang matheba  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  tax evasion

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