We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Bonang Matheba's fraud case postponed

Bonang Matheba
Bonang Matheba
Image: Thulani Mbele

TV personality and businesswoman Bonang Matheba was cool‚ calm and collected when she appeared at the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on charges of tax fraud on Thursday morning.

Bonang has been charged for allegedly not paying personal tax from 2008 — 2017 and company tax from 2014 — 2017.

The matter was postponed until November 14 after Bonang’s legal team requested a postponement.

Dressed in black boots‚ a pair of jeans and a black scarf Bonang nodded and smiled as the judge addressed her.

Chaos erupted outside the court room as Bonang’s management blocked journalists from taking pictures or speaking to the star.

She was whisked out through another exit as another was held shut in journalists’ faces.

Bonang arrived at the court straight off a flight from New York. She jetted off to the States last week where she led a discussion at the United Nations General Assembly.

When Bonang failed to appear in court on September 27 a warrant for her arrest was issued but benched.

Bonang’s management‚ Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) told TshisaLIVE that as much as they were surprised by the situation‚ she would comply with Sars and allow the law to take its course.

“The recent enquiry came as a surprise to Ms Matheba‚ nonetheless Ms Matheba has full respect and will comply with Sars‚ the South African legal system and processes‚” her manager Davin Phillips said.

Davin added that the star had also hired a new audit team to work with Sars in an attempt to sort out her issues with the taxman.

Would you like to comment on this article? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.