Couple defrauded tax-payers R 2.6 million

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga|

A couple is out on a warning after they were arrested by the Serious Commercial Crime and briefly appeared at the East London Magistrate Court on Monday for alleged R2.6 million tax fraud.

It is alleged that between May and October 2010, Eunice Mayizole (40) and her husband Mongezi Sikhumbuzo Mayizole (47) pretended to be tax practitioners for the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

Eastern Cape Hawks spokesperson Lwando Zenzile said the couple met the tax payers and requested them to register for SARS e-filing system where thereafter, they would have access to their login details.

“It is understood that the couple would submit fraudulent information of the unsuspecting tax payers resulting in unlawful refunds. They allegedly demanded a ten (10) percent payment for each transaction made.

Apparently, none of the victims had any knowledge of the information which justified any refund. The Mayizole’s allegedly scored almost R2.6 million.” Explained Zenzile.

They will appear in court on 13 January 2021.

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