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Trio and company remanded in custody for fraud and contravention of the Tax Administration Act

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks)

MPUMALANGA – Sibusiso Herbert Madonsela (52), Thembisile Gloria Madonsela (48) and Sibusiso Ernest Lekhuleni (52) together with their company called ‘SHOP MOR Enterprise’, were remanded in custody by the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 30 October 2023, following their arrest on the same day for fraud, Contravention of Section 235(1)(a) of the Tax Administration Act and Contravention of Section 6 of POCA read with Section 1,8 and 76. The case was postponed to Tuesday, 31 October 2023, for a formal bail application.

It is alleged that during March 2023, the accused submitted fraudulent tax returns to SARS, where in return, SARS paid an amount of R780 000.00 into the companies bank account.

During an internal audit, auditors detected the discrepancies and reported the matter to the Hawks for further investigation. During the investigation, the accused were linked to the fraud. Warrants of arrest were issued. The accused were remanded in custody, and the case was postponed to Wednesday, 01 November 2023, for bail judgment. 


Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi
071 481 3493