Man in court for scamming Sars

The scam is alleged to have occurred during the time he did work for the Mpumalanga government.


The Hawks have nabbed a tenderpreneur in the Mpumalanga province, charging him with fraud.

The businessman is identified as Robert Ngomane and is accused of causing a loss of R500 000 to the revenue services.

Hawks spokeswoman Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said Ngomane made a brief appearance at the Mbombela Magistrates Court a week ago and will return on 10 May 2018.

She said through his company – Vinoja Trading – the 49-year-old businessman allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices to Sars in order to evade tax payment.

The Hawks said this happened after Ngomane’s company received a contract worth R4m from the provincial health department.

“Sars then suffered a loss of R500 000 due to the submission of the fraudulent invoices,” Sekgotodi said.

This allegedly occurred between the year 2010 and 2013.

Ngomane was served with a notice to appear before court and his case was postponed to 10 May to allow cops time to do further investigation.

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