Citizen Reporter
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9 Sep 2021
10:12 am

Limpopo businessman’s R5 million Kusile tax fraud case postponed

Citizen Reporter

The former supplier at Eskom's Kusile Power Station faces charges of tax evasion related to his personal and business tax .

Maphoko Hudson Kgomoeswana in the Pretoria Regional Court on 8 September 2021. Picture: NPA ID Communications.

The Pretoria Regional Court on Wednesday postponed Limpopo businessman Maphoko Hudson Kgomoeswana’s R5 million tax fraud case to 23 September for a provisional trial date.

Kgomoeswana, a former supplier at Eskom’s Kusile Power Station, faces charges of tax evasion related to his personal and business tax involving Babinatlou Business Services between 2016 and 2018.

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The charges against him emanate from an investigation into the controversial R745 million Eskom Kusile Power Station corruption case.

Kgomoeswana and his company are accused of facilitating bribes in the fraud and corruption matter. He is currently out on R300,000 bail.

“Maphoko was one of several other co-accused who had a restraint order against their assets confirmed to the tune of R1.4 billion on Monday, 6 September 2021.

“The said restraint order is based on the R745 million Kusile Power Station criminal case,” said the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) Investigating Directorate spokesperson, Sindisiwe Seboka, in a statement.

Compiled by Thapelo Lekabe