MANDOZA DIED IN BIG DEBT
THE taxman is furiously knocking on the grave of the late kwaito star Mandoza demanding payment for his escalating tax bill. Sunday World can exclusively reveal the award-winning mega star, real name Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala, owed the SA Revenue Service more than R670 000 by 2012. The shocking amount, which is likely to bankrupt the musician s indigent estate, was ’ as a result of his failure to submit his personal tax returns for several years. In a bid to recover what is due to him, the taxman successfully applied for judgment at the South Gauteng High Court in 2012 after the musician allegedly dilly dallied in settling the bill. It is alleged the bill has ballooned to more than R1-million due to the interest the account has accrued since the judgment was obtained. A court document revealed the musician owed SARS more than R398 000 plus R274 500 in interest. A court official who dealt with the case, confirmed the Godoba singer did not settle his bill before his death. If he had settled his bill, his lawyers “would have applied for recession of judgment, which would have been included in the file. So who is going to pay for this bill,” asked the official. The official also said the bill might have sky-rocketed to more than R1-million due to interest SARS charges for tardiness. Mandoza s wife ’ Mpho said: No “comment, please leave Mduduzi s ’ name alone, have ubuntu. Leave me “alone; what do you want me to say?” SARS spokesman Sandile Mamela said: SARS “is bound by the confidentiality clause of the Tax Administration Act to not discuss or divulge the affairs of individual tax payers. Thus we cannot comment on the Mandoza case or any other matter.” Mandoza died last month after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was buried at the Heroes Acre at the West Park Cemetery in Joburg.