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Soccer star Teko Modise on SARS' name and shame list

Jul 09 2018 15:47
Lameez Omarjee with Sport24

UPDATE: This article was updated on 10 July 2018 at 13:34 to reflect that the National Prosecuting Authority withdrew charges made against Mr Thinyane Duncan Leboea, a tax representative of Qwaqwa Funeral Parlour.

Adriaan Janse van Rensburg, the lawyer of Leboea - who was named on the list provided by SARS - notified Fin24 that the NPA had withdrawn criminal charges against Leboea in the Qwa Qwa magistrates court on May 18, 2018. SARS confirmed to Fin24 that charges against Leboea were dropped in his personal capacity as an individual taxpayer of Personal Income Tax.

According to the letter* from the NPA sent to Janse van Rensburg, the charges against the funeral parlour remained unchanged and fines still applied.

The list published on Fin24 was made available on SARS' website.

Former Bafana Bafana regular Teko Modise is among 10 taxpayers convicted for failing to submit their outstanding tax returns, a spokesperson from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has confirmed.

SARS issued a statement on Monday, publishing the names of offenders in terms of section 74 of the tax administration act. All 10 offenders were fined and now have criminal records. Failing to submit tax returns is a criminal offence. 

SARS also said in the statement that the offenders have now submitted their tax returns.

The taxpayers were fined between R2 000 and R20 000 and admission of guilt fines were handed down by courts.

Modise was among those listed for failing to submit returns for his personal income, SARS spokesperson Janine Mqulwana told Fin24 by phone on Monday. 

The 35-year-old Modise's football career has been dogged by financial issues.

In 2015, Modise lost his Johannesburg home after he failed to keep up with his bond repayments for several months, while it 2017 it was reported the former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns star blew R22 000 a month in car repayments on his R2m Aston Martin DB9.   

Modise, a two-time ABSA Premiership winner during his time at Sundowns, currently plies his trade for Cape Town City FC, where he recently extended his contract until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Modise's last appearance for Bafana Bafana was in 2012. To date he has made 66 appearances for the national team, scoring 10 goals.

The others on SARS' name and shame list are:

  • Mr Anapurani Samson Joseph representing Tidal Investments CC in Port Shepstone
  • Mr Christopher John Fletcher
  • Mr Farhad Ebrahim Limalia representing Aquawood Linen CC in Durban
  • Mr Kevin Trevor Benjamin Steele, and Ms Suzanna Magdalena Steele representing Thermo Dynamic Cooling Solutions CC in Durban
  • Mr Michael Sonnyboy Moloi and Ms Regina Pulane representing Happy Recordings and Transcriptions CC in Johannesburg
  • Mr Niraj Ramral representing SPS Distributors Pty Ltd in Port Shepstone
  • Mr Pieter Yzelle Morrison representing Taxkon Ficksburg Pty Ltd 
  • Mr Sivalingam Govender Trading as Trans SA in Durban
  • Qwaqwa Funeral Parlour CC

SARS acting commissioner Mark Kingon last week said that the agency is clamping down on non-compliance.

SARS is also working with the National Prosecuting Authority to prosecute non-compliant taxpayers who are not submitting their tax returns. 

*UPDATE 1: This article was updated at 06:30 on July 10, 2018 to state that the 10 taxpayers had now submitted their returns.

*UPDATE 2: This article was updated at 14:06 on July 10, to remove the name of Thinyane Duncan Leboea as a representative of Qwaqwa Funeral Parlour CC. 

* The NPA's letter to Janse van Rensburg reads:

 1. Your representations are partly sucessful.

 2. All charges against accused 2 (TD Leboea) will be withdrawn.

 3. All charges against accused 1 remain unchanged, however, an Admission of Guilt fine of R300.00 per count is fixed.

4. A total amount of R19800.00 (R300 x 66 counts) can be paid on the date of next appearance.

5. The amount of AOG [Admission of Guilt] fine will not be reduced.

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