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.
(edited by MLM)
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