Accused in court for tax evasion

FREE STATE – Accused Mabuseng Joseph Morebudi (47) appeared before the Bethlehem Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 where he was facing charges of fraud.

It is alleged that over the period of 2011 and 2016 Morebudi failed to register pay as you earn (PAYE) and submission of EMP 201 returns as well as deduction of employees’ tax or to pay over to SARS. Subsequently the South African Revenue Services (SARS) was prejudiced and suffered a total loss exceeding R13.3 million.

A preliminary probe by SARS prompted a report to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Bloemfontein during April 2018, which resulted in his arrest in the early hours of today and first appearance in court.

The case against Morebudi has been postponed to Wednesday, 11 August 2021 for legal representative. Morebudi is out on bail.

Source: South African Police Service