Shauwn Mkhize, a celebrated multi-millionaire affectionately known as MaMkhize, is currently facing a storm of challenges. Following an alleged visit from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials to her luxurious mansion, La Lucia, over unpaid taxes, the vibrant business mogul is now making headlines.
The Tax Investigation: SARS Targets MaMkhize
According to Sunday World, the owner of Royal AM is entangled in tax issues that amount to more than R12.7 million. Reports suggest that MaMkhize has allegedly been evading tax payments in excess and has been in a stand-off with SARS before the courts.
The Legal Battle: Court Showdown and Judgement
This legal battle reportedly led to SARS obtaining a civil judgment and writ of execution against MaMkhize. This judgement permits the court sheriff to attach movable assets belonging to the multi-millionaire. A statement from the circulating court order judgment reads: “Whereas the execution creditor/plaintiff obtained judgment on 21 August 2023 against the execution debtor/defendant for payment of the sum of R12 749 232.62.” The judgement also instructed: “Now, therefore, you are directed to attach and remove the movable property of Mabongi Flora Junior Mkhize.”
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Past and Present Financial Issues
This is not the first time MaMkhize has been embroiled in tax issues. Over the years, she has made headlines for tax-related controversies. In 2020, SARS obtained a liquidation order against MaMkhize’s Zithuluse Cleaning, Maintenance and Transport for owing about R204 million in unpaid taxes. This case dates back to 2016.
In addition to her personal tax woes, it was reported a few months ago that her club, Royal AM, was facing financial difficulties after failing to pay its players on time. Sunday World reported that the club failed to pay players their salaries in time for September. Unconfirmed reports suggest that this has been an ongoing issue for several months.