20 October 2020
EASTERN CAPE – On Monday a couple from East London was released on a warning by the East London Magistrate Court for alleged R2.6 million tax fraud.
Hawks spokesperson Lwando Zenzile said: “Between May and October 2010, Eunice Mayizole (40) and her husband Mongezi Sikhumbuzo Mayizole (47), allegedly conspired to personify themselves as South African Revenue Services (SARS) tax practitioners.”
The couple would then approach unsuspecting tax payers and request them to register for the SARS e-filing so as to get the tax payers login details.
“They would then submit fraudulent information of the unsuspecting tax payers resulting in unlawful refunds from SARS. Mongezi and his wife demanded a payment of 10% per transaction,” said Zenzile.
The Mayizole’s allegedly scored almost R2.6 million.
The case has been remanded to 13 January 2021 pending further investigations.