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Bonang escapes tax fraud case with R30 000 fine

Bonang looks forward to life without this case hanging over her.


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Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s most powerful female entertainment personality has been let go with a slap-on-the-wrist fine from her tax fraud case.

The famous TV personality, on Tuesday, pled guilty and accepted a plea deal which would see her pay a R30 000 fine.

According to a Times Live report that was written by Karishma Thakurdin and Kyle Zeeman, prosecutors, at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, requested that the case against the star be stripped off the roll in light of her admission of guilt (the payment of the R30 000 fine).

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According to the well reputed publication, there were documents that showed that Bonang had paid the R30 000 on Monday. 

Bonang tax fraud woes are over

It is almost laughable that Bonang pled guilty in the tax fraud case, seeing that she had, in August, rubbished laims that she was involved in such a case.

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The court had charged Bonang with failure to file her personal taxes as well as that of her registered company, Bonang Matheba Entertainment (Pty) Ltd.

Well, it seems now that the popular personality has since put all of this behind her. Her manager, Davin Phillips, told the publication that the modd could not be more positive in her camp right now.

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“She is feeling good and is happy that the matter has been resolved and we can move forward. There seems to have been a miscommunication and things have been compiled and now we can move forward,”

Phillips stated.

Usually, people found guilty of tax fraud receive a maximum sentence of two years, accompanied by a sizable fine.

Bonang, who was charged with failing to sort out her taxes from 2007, faced 15 counts of tax fraud, 11 of those attributed to her personal taxes, while the other four were administrative and attached to her business.