Seiphemo caught in tax web

Gen­er­a­tions’ Tau faces fraud charge af­ter fail­ing to file in­come re­turns

Sunday World - - Sunday Report - By Ng­wako Malatji ng­wakom@sun­day­world.co.za

The Hawks have writ­ten a tax fraud script against Gen­er­a­tions: The Legacy ac­tor Ra­pu­lana Seiphemo.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice records seen by Sun­day­World, Seiphemo, who­plays Tau in SA’s sec­ond-big­gest soapie, has al­legedly failed to sub­mit his per­sonal tax re­turns for five years.

The case was opened by SARS of­fi­cials at the Joburg Cen­tral po­lice sta­tion ear­lier this year.

The veteran flick icon, who starred in the Os­car award­win­ning movie Tsotsi , among others, is likely to be sum­monsed to ap­pear be­fore the Joburg Spe­cialised Com­mer­cial Crimes Court be­fore the end of this month, ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources.

“He has failed to sub­mit his tax re­turns for five years. He is go­ing to be charged with con­tra­ven­ing s234(d) of the [Tax Ad­min­is­tra­tion Act] TAA [fail­ure to sub­mit in­come tax re­turns as re­quired by the act],” said the mole.

Hawks spokesper­son Ndi­vhuwo Mu­lamu con­firmed the regis­tra­tion of the case.

“But we can­not con­firm the name of the sus­pect as he has not been charged or ap­peared in court,” she said.

At­tempts to so­licit com­ment from Seiphemo drew a blank.

Ac­tress Katlego Danke ap­peared in the Jo­han­nes­burg Mag­is­trate’s Court on Au­gust 21 for fraud. Danke, who plays Kgothalo on Isidingo , was warned to ap­pear in the same court nextmonth af­ter the case was post­poned for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The sul­try thes­pian found her­self in hot wa­ter af­ter SARS opened a case of fraud against her at Joburg Cen­tral po­lice sta­tion in March. Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment, Danke al­legedly failed to sub­mit her per­sonal tax re­turns for the years2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The Hawks also plunged their talons into for­mer Kaizer Chiefs de­fender-turned busi­ness­man Jimmy Tau for fraud af­ter he sub­mit­ted his in­come tax re­turns late. He­paid a R300 ad­mis­sion of guiltfine.

An­other foot­ball star, Teko Modise, also faces fraud charges for al­legedly drib­bling the tax­man, af­ter he al­legedly failed to sub­mit his per­sonal tax re­turns.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment seen by Sun­day World, the for­mer Mamelodi Sun- downs­mid­fielder failed to submithis­tax re­turns­fortheyears 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Modise was sum­monsed to ap­pear in court and paid an ad­mis­sion of guilt fine of R1 000 per re­turn­for late fil­ing of five in­come tax re­turns.

Kaizer Chiefs goal­keeper Itume­leng Khune is also be­ing crim­i­nally in­ves­ti­gated by the Hawks for fraud. Ac­cord­ing to

Seiphemo joins a long list of celebri­ties who have found them­selves on the wrong side of the law

/Sim­phiwe Nk­wali

Gen­er­a­tions ac­tor Ra­pu­lana Seiphemo is likely to be sum­monsed to court be­fore the end of this month.

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