Shuawn Mpisane lays charges against SARS over theft allegations

Shuawn Mpisane lays charges against SARS over theft allegations

- Shauwn Mpisane has accused SARS officials of stealing several luxury items from her home

- They allegedly stole items totalling millions of Rands

- Mpisane has since laid charges against the tax authority and employees

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Durban businesswoman, Shauwn Mpisane, has claimed that SARS officials stole luxury items - including bags and watches - when they raided her home last week.

She has since lodged a complaint with the SAPS over the incident.

Mpisane handed an affidavit in to the Durban North police station, in which she alleges that millions of Rands' worth of belongings went missing during the SARS visit.

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Among the items that Mpisane says are missing are several designer brand items, such as Rolex and Hublot watches, as well as Gucci sneakers, Luis Vuitton purses and even some bottles of champagne. 

According to City Press, SARS has not yet publicly responded to the accusations.

However, the police have confirmed that Mpisane opened a case of theft and housebreaking against the revenue service. Additionally, she has laid charges of harassment and intimidation as well.

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This follows SARS' claim in 2014 that Mpisane owed a hefty R65 million in unpaid income taxes. However, this amount was later reduced, and Mpisane reportedly paid the tax collector R14 million this week. 

SARS and the Mpisanes have been engaged in disputes for some time, mostly related to their Zikhulise Group of companies. SARS claims that the companies owe roughly R140 million, but the Mpisanes have denied this.

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