- The Pretoria High Court has granted SARS a liquidation order against Zikhulise Cleaning Maintenance owned by Shauwn Mkhize
- This is the culmination of a two year legal battle between the Mkhize and SARS over R204 million in allegedly outstanding taxes
- SARS has welcomed the judgement and says that this sets a precedent for further cases of liquidation which are under appeal
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Shauwn Mkhize has run out of options as the Pretoria High Court has ordered a final liquidation order against a company belonging to the businesswoman.
The order was applied for by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in relation to R204 million which was owed in taxes.
The judgement against Zikhulise Cleaning Maintenance was received positively by SARS and this affirmed that SARS could liquidate an individual's assets while the process is being appealed according to Times Live.
Mkhize tried. argue the case that her company was solvent by disputing SARS's solvency test but the judge would have none of it and said that the company was legally insolvent.
This was an important legal precedent for SARS:
“It empowers Sars to act decisively against a taxpayer who attempts to circumvent its fiscal obligations by using the court process to restrict Sars from collecting outstanding debt. While Sars will always respect the right of taxpayers to approach the courts to seek relief, it will oppose any such court action if it is vexatious and intent on stalling the debt collection process.”
The drawn-out saga between SARS and Mkhize began in 2018 when Zikhulise Cleaning Maintenance received a judgement provisionally placing the company under liquidation.
This is not the first time SARS and Mkhize clashed, back in 2016 the then power couple, Shauwn and S'bu Mpisane's mansion was seized along with a farm, luxury cars and other assets.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Shauwn Mkhize has finally come forward to tell her side of the story regarding the SARS drama that made headlines many times over. It isn’t as dramatic as people have made it out to be.
Deciding to speak out on the matter, Shauwn just wanted to clear the air so that people can stop making incorrect assumptions.
Shauwn recently had an interview with eNCA in which she gave the rundown on the situation. Apparently, an agreement with SARS had already been reached back in 2019. She told the news broadcaster:
"Two days ago my lawyers sent me a judgement from the liquidation, that matter happened in 2016. You know how our justice system works, so much has happened after that."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mzansi reality TV star and businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize just received a Woman of the Year Award and we are not even surprised. Shauwn has proven many times that she is capable of achieving pretty much anything.
Shauwn was recognised at the fourth Hollywood and Africa Prestigious Awards for the incredible woman that she is. Receiving an award of this stature is no small accomplishment.
Entertainment news commentator, Phil Mphela, took to social media to make the big announcement. Shauwn has done it again!
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