Man handed hefty sentence for defrauding SARS of millions of Rands

The Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Gauteng yesterday sentenced a 34-year-old man to 12 years imprisonment for fraud.

Vusi Dlamini was the sole Director of Riverly Engineering and was responsible for the company’s tax affairs.

Between 2014 and 2017, Dlamini submitted fraudulent Value Added Tax (VAT) returns to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), claiming undue VAT refunds.

These fraudulent activities reportedly cost SARS over six-million rand.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane, says Dlamini eventually handed himself over to the Hawks in May last year.

“ We together with our partners, we continue to ensure that perpetrators of white-collar crime face the full might of the law for gross dishonesty and remain resolute in protecting the countries’ fiscals against the white collar-crimes”, she added.


Done by: Alungile Njemla


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