Fake tax couple linked to R2.6m fraud appears in court



A couple from Eastern Cape appeared in court on the charges of multimillion-rand tax fraud.

The couple allegedly accumulated R2.6 million illegally through a tax fraud operation.

The pair appeared in the East London Magistrate Court on Monday.

The court heard that between May and October 2010, Eunice and Mongezi Mayizole posed as South African Revenue Service (Sars) employees.

Police said the couple allegedly offered their services to unsuspecting taxpayers by helping them with their tax returns.

The would tell their victims to register with the Sars e-filing system which would grant them access to their personal details.

They allegedly requested a 10% payment for every transaction made.

They made more than R2 million by doing this.

The court granted their release on a warning.

Police spokesperson Lwando Zenzile said their case has been remanded to 13 January 2021 pending further investigations.

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