Busisiwe Prudence Nkosi, the 35-year-old sole director of Madam and Eve General Trading, together with her husband, Simangaliso Ennocent Khoza have been arrested for contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act as well as the provisions of the Tax Administration Act.
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks), Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi in a media statement released by SAPS stated that the two appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The couple have been charged with numerous crimes including fraud, theft, and money laundering.
Captain Sekgotodi told IOL, “The Hawks investigation has revealed that during April 2017, Nkosi [allegedly] fraudulently submitted false tax returns to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) culminating in SARS losing an amount of approximately R2.2 million. After she received the money, in a futile attempt to cover her tracks, she reportedly transferred the money into her personal bank account and into the bank account of her husband, Khoza.”
The case has been postponed to 2 December after Nkosi and her husband were each released on R10 000 bail. The Hawks said that a specialised prosecutor will be handling the case.