Zahara In Trouble With The Law

She handed herself over to the police

By  | Jun 09, 2021, 10:36 AM  | Zahara  | Drama

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Musician Zahara has allegedly been found guilty of contempt of court after she failed to appear in several court cases over tax related issues. TshisaLive reports that the songstress handed herself over at the police station as she had a warrant of arrest hot on her heels.

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) bought forward a case against the Imali hitmaker. She apparently failed to appear in several court dates which then lead to a warrant of her arrest which was issued in April.

The publication reports that on Monday, 7 June, Zahara handed herself over at the police station and also appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court. The NPA confirmed to TshisaLive that she was charged for apparently failing to submit her personal income tax returns as well as that of her company Zahara Trading (Pty) Ltd.

Phindi Mjonondwane from the NPA told the paper that Zahara did not give sufficient reasons as to why she failed to appear in court hence she was fined R1500 or 3 months imprisonment.

Apart from being given a warning that she should honour her next court dates, which are slated to be on June 25, she should also reportedly hand over her passport and also make way to the Roodepoort police station, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Zahara is just the latest ZAleb to have a tiff with Sars. Zodwa Wabantu's excitement was cut short when she bought a R10 million Lamborghini. Only to receive an call from Sars which caused her to return it.

Kenny Khunene who was there when she bought it told publications, Zodwa has decided not to buy the car anymore because after she posted the video celebrating, she got a call from SARS requesting to have a meeting with her. She figured out that it might have been because of the post so she then decided to not buy the car for now.

"It is sad that in this country you can’t freely celebrate getting yourself anything without anyone hovering around you,” he said.

Others include AKA who allegedly had his cars and home seized by the revenue service. Super Mega allegedly owed SARS more than R350 000, according to Sunday World.

Cassper as well found himself in a battle with SARS and told Somizi on his show that  he owed SARS 12.9 million and said they event went to Samsung. Other reports suggested that he owed SARS R3.6 million. The rapper is one of the company's ambassadors and he said SARS thought he even bought a private jet.

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