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2021/08/17      |  Written By:  Captain D Sekgotodi   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA – Rejoice Sindisile Magagula (41) and Matilda Velelent Shongwe (46) appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court yesterday, 16 August 2021 on charges of fraud, money laundering and theft alternatively contravening the provisions of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011. 

This followed their arrest by the members of the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team shortly before their court appearance. The accused registered the company called Fundzani Trading cc in March 2018. It is alleged that Magagula who was the owner of the company subsequently submitted false and unlawful tax returns to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), claiming and prejudicing the revenue service an actual loss of more than R203 681. After receiving the money, she transferred some of the money to Shongwe. 

The accused were released on R2000 bail each and the case was postponed to 15 September 2021.