SARS pounces on controversial Mpisane family: Raids Durban mansion again

SARS pounces on controversial Mpisane family: Raids Durban mansion again

- SARS officials raided Shauwn and S'bu Mpisane's plush mansion in La Lucia, Durban again on Friday

- This was in a bid to attach some of their assets to retrieve some of the money that the Mpisane's have been owing the taxman

- The SARS officials also descended on the property earlier in the week, on Wednesday, 13 March

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SARS official paid Shauwn and S'bu Mpisane a second visit at their home this past week, in a bid to attach some of the assets in the ongoing dispute over the money that the controversial couple owe to the taxman.

According to Sunday World, the SARS officials descended on the plush La Lucia property in Durban on Wednesday with heavily armed private security and Special Investigation Unit members who arrived in unmarked vehicles.

A Stuttafords Van Lines truck was seen parked outside the premises while a large group of staff members were briefed by the boss. But the truck left the premises a while later, while the SARS officials still were inside the property. It is believed the curator appointed by SARS to attach the couple's assets was ordered off the premises.

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Sunday World reported that SARS is involved in an ongoing dispute over what the Mpisane's and their Zikhulise Group owe the tax man. The couple is believed to owe the tax man a debt of R141 million. SARS made two successful court applications in 2016 - one in Durban and the other in Pretoria to decide which assets were to be preserved to cover the cost of the debt owed by the Mpisane's.

The new curator, Cloete Murray appointed to take control of the couple's assets was forced by the court to leave their property and remove the armed guards he put there to secure the assets, after an urgent application by Shauwn Mpisane was filed in the Durban High Court on Wednesday.

The Durban High Court judge, Gregory Kruger also gave Shauwn Mpisane to revert to him personally if the curator failed to comply with his order. The judge warned Murray that if found guilty in contempt of court, he could be jailed for six months.

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A while ago, reported on how the Mpisane family funded their lavish lifestyle.

The controversial Durban-based Mpisane family’s love of luxury cars and extravagant living standards is well documented. Their La Lucia mansion has become the stuff of entertainment legends.

The couple has over the years hosted lavish parties at their La Lucia mansion, those events are often attended by political, business and social elites and each party costs upwards of half a million rand.

Less obvious is exactly how the S’bu and his wife Shauwn managed to fund their love of luxury and where their wealth came from. S’bu was a traffic officer in the early 2000’s earning around R15 000 per month. Shauwn was a marketing executive.

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