The Hawks welcomed the additional detention of a 49-year-old man accused of fraud and violation of the Tax Administration Act by a team investigating serious commercial crimes in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

In a statement, Hawks in Gauteng spokesman Captain Ndivhuvo Mulamu said Mesha Mpapadima Makafane had surrendered himself to the Hawks office accompanied by his legal representative and was initially charged.

“It is reported that between November 2017 and January 2018, Macafana and his co-defendant Elias Oman Maghej (51) through their construction company from Cape Town Machembe Construction and Projects CC submitted fraudulent value added tax invoices to the south. The African Revenue Service (SARS) through electronic filing, ”she said.

After an internal analysis of SARS before about 9.9 million rupees were transferred to the company’s bank account, authorities noticed that the documents provided were forged, Mulamu said.

The case was reported to the Hawks for investigation, with the result that an arrest warrant was issued for the alleged perpetrators.

Maghej was arrested in February this year and then released on bail of 30,000 rupees by the Palm Ridge Specialized Court for Commercial Crimes.

Yesterday Makafana appeared in the same court, where he was given 15,000-00 rupees on bail.

Both defendants are expected to return to court on June 29, 2022 to resolve the case. – SAnews.gov.za

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