Bonang Matheba tax fraud case struck off the roll, admission of guilt fine paid

27 November 2018 - 10:47
By Karishma Thakurdin and Kyle Zeeman
Bonang is relieved with the outcome.
Bonang is relieved with the outcome.

The tax fraud case against Bonang Matheba has on Tuesday morning been struck off the roll at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, after she paid an admission of guilt fine of R30,000. 

Bonang had been charged for not paying personal tax from 2008 - 2017 and company tax from 2014 - 2017.

The state prosecutor informed the court that Bonang had paid an admission of guilt fine and therefore they were requesting that the matter be removed from the court. The request was granted by the judge.  

The charge sheet, seen by TshisaLIVE states that Bonang paid the amount of R30,000 at the court on Monday as part of her admission of guilt.

R22,000 was paid for personal taxes not filed and R8,000 for company taxes, listed under Bonang Matheba Entertainment (Pty) Ltd. 

Several sources familiar with the case told TshisaLIVE Bonang had visited the court's offices on Monday, looking relaxed and calm.

"She came with her team and they seemed very calm. Her head was down most of the time and she listened as her team sorted everything out," a source said.

Another source said the state was happy with the recommendations Bonang made and that she had filed the returns, which was what she had been charged for. The source explained that criminally, Bonang admitted to the charges so they were satisfied. 

Bonang's manager, Davin Phillips, who spoke to TshisaLIVE on her behalf said B was happy with the outcome. 

"She is feeling good and is happy that the matter has been resolved and we can move forward. There seems to have been a miscommunication and things have been compiled and now we can move forward."