By IOL Reporter Time of article publishedOct 30, 2020

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Cape City – Three suspects have been accused of submitting fraudulent tax claims by way of their firms amounting to R8.2 million, says Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.

Harisi Bukari, 45, Kudzaishe Jamescai Magura, 41, and Christel Pillay, 44, have appeared within the Palm Ridge Specialised Industrial Crimes.

Bukari and Magura have been launched on bail whereas Pillay was launched on warning after they had been charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent tax return claims to the SA Income Service (Sars) on behalf of their firms.

“Bukari, the director at Mark Two Electronics in Bezuidenhout Valley in Johannesburg, allegedly submitted fraudulent tax return claims from 2010 to 2014. Sars allegedly suffered a lack of over R2.6m.

“In the meantime, Pillay, from one other Johannesburg-based firm, Multizone Security Protecting Put on cc, allegedly submitted over R1 million tax return claims for the interval of 2011 to 2016,” stated Mulamu.

“Magura, a liquor distributor director at Siyabulela Buying and selling Enterprise, allegedly submitted paperwork indicating that the enterprise was not working or accumulating any revenue.

“Additional investigation revealed that Magura’s firm was buying and selling and receiving remuneration for the interval of 2012 to 2015. Because of this, Sars allegedly suffered a lack of over R4.6m for the tax return for the stated interval,” stated Mulamu.

Bukari and Magura had been granted bail of R10 000 and R5 000 respectively. Their circumstances had been postponed to November 13.

Pillay’s matter was anticipated to be heard once more on November 25 for docket disclosure, the Hawks stated.


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