Human Rights

Suspect arrested by the Hawks for over R3 Million fraud

MPUMALANGA – Bongani Sydwell Mkhatshwa (40) was released on R10 000 bail by the Nelspruit Magistrate Court on Friday, 07 October 2022 after he was arrested by the Hawks’Nelspruit based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for Fraud.

The bail followed after Mkhatshwa was arrested on a warrant of arrest and charged with Fraud, Theft or alternatively contravening the provisions of Section 235 of Tax Administration Act, Act 28 of 2011.

It is alleged that in March 2019 the accused forged and uttered Tax return invoices to the Revenue Services and prejudiced SARS over R3.4 million.

During his profiling it was discovered that the accused had an outstanding similar case where in March 2018 jointly with other accused, they fraudulently submitted forged Tax return invoices and prejudiced the Revenue Services a lot of money and were arrested on the 18 July 2022 and we’re released on bail.

Both cases were postponed to 03 November 2022 to be combined.

Source: South African Police Service