Bonang Matheba / Image via Instagram

Your favourite SA celebs will have their day in court for fraud

Police documents allege that Bonang Matheba and Rapulana Seiphemo have not filed their personal taxes in years.


Bonang Matheba / Image via Instagram

The day has arrived. Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s most powerful TV personality, along with legendary actor, Rapulana Seiphemo, will be appearing at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday 27, September.

Last week, the Sunday World, reported that Matheba and Seiphemo were charged by the Hawks with fraud related to their personal and business tax.

Bonang Matheba to answer to charges of fraud and tax contravention

Matheba shot to fame and power in the last decade. We will not speculate on her net worth but her influence can be measured as colossal on social media.

Her position as a woman with immense power in the entertainment business has been an inspiration for girls living in impoverished areas with dreams to achieve half of the things feats she has accomplished.

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It comes as a shock that the likeable model and TV mogul may have not had her finances in order.

Seiphemo ‘Tau’ to also have his day in court

The same can be said about Seiphemo. Known by his character on Generations, Tau had always emulated the image of black excellence.

South Africa loves him to death and back. His role on Jerusalem will forever be marked in local film history. However, he too faces his day in court to answer for his tax dealings.

Phindi Mjonondwane, the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) spokesperson, revealed that the two celebrities would have to answer to charges claiming that they contravened tax laws.

“Both of them are charged with contravening S234(d) of the TAA [Tax Administration Act, for failure to submit income tax returns as and when required”, Mjonondwane stated.

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Ndivhuwo Mulamu, the spokesperson of the Gauteng Hawks, confirmed that the two celebrities had been served with court summons.

“One of the suspects is not in the country, so [we] served her lawyers who will inform us when the suspect will appear in court”, he added.

Furthermore, Sunday World revealed that

according to police documents seen by Sunday World, Matheba was charged with fraud for failing to submit her personal tax returns for ten years. She also allegedly failed to submit tax returns for her company, Dorothy Matheba Entertainment for four years.

Seiphemo allegedly failed to submit his personal tax returns for five years, according to police documents.

None of the representatives of the celebrities were available for comment on the charges laid against them.