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Former MP Vincent Smith’s case postponed to obtain high court date

05 July 2022 - 17:55 By Ernest Mabuza
Former ANC MP Vincent Smith appears in the Palm Ridge magistrate's court. He faces charges of fraud and corruption. File photo.
Former ANC MP Vincent Smith appears in the Palm Ridge magistrate's court. He faces charges of fraud and corruption. File photo.
Image: Alaister Russell

Former parliamentarian Vincent Smith’s corruption, fraud and tax fraud case has been set down for August 4 by the Johannesburg specialised commercial crime court to obtain a high court date.

The defence further requested until September to make representations regarding to the tax fraud charges.

Smith is accused of receiving an R800,000 gratification from former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi and failure to disclose R28m in taxable income for his company, Euroblitz, from March 2009 and July 11 2018.

“The state has provided both the criminal and tax docket to the accused,” said the National Prosecuting Authority’s investigating directorate spokesperson Sindisiwe Seboka.

Smith was initially charged with Agrizzi, but their cases were separated last year because of Agrizzi’s ill health.

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