Yoh: Zahara Issued with Warrant of Arrest for Dodging the Taxman

Yoh: Zahara Issued with Warrant of Arrest for Dodging the Taxman

  • Zahara and her outstanding personal tax returns have been making headlines since the year 2021 began
  • The singer was summoned to the Magistrate's Court in Palm Ridge last week and failed to make an appearance
  • The law has tried the soft approach with Zahara and since that has failed for months on end, they have brought out the big guns

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Zahara is reported to be staring jailtime in the face after running away from the taxman for far too long. The singer failed to show up to her court hearing last Friday so the magistrate stuck her with an arrest warrant. Zahara is yet to make arrangements to pay what she owes.

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Zahara faces jail time for lagged tax payments. Image: @zaharasa
Source: Instagram

TimesLIVE reports that in June, the National Prosecution Authority confirmed that the singer was charged for outstanding tax returns in both personal and business affairs. Zahara was set to appear in court and was not permitted to travel outside of the country.

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After that initial tax arrest, Zahara was given the option of paying R1 500 for bail or serving three months behind bars, reports News24. Even after such hectic implications, the songstress seems to still live life on the edge.

On Friday, 22 October, the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court had no option but to threaten her with jail time once again in an attempt to force her to take the lagged taxes claims seriously.

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Zahara performs special song for EFF manifesto, Mzansi reacts

Briefly News reported Loliwe hitmaker Zahara performed at the EFF manifesto launch this weekend along with other celebs, leaving Mzansi in two minds about the mini-concert.

Voting season is upon South Africa and the EFF manifesto launch was held this past weekend at Gandhi Square in Joburg CBD, outside the Winnie Mandela House, reports News24.

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The manifesto saw a few celeb appearances and performances and one of those was Zahara. A video posted on Twitter shows the singer performing a special song for the political party.

The songwriter's performance has left tweeps split in two as they decide how to feel.

@MarindaBender commented:

"More money spent on this show than what will ever be spent on 'The poorest of the poor' if they ever end up in a position of power."

@BongztheGreat disagreed and said:

"Lol uphambene wena EFF is not in power, they don't owe the poor of the poorest anything. Until they are in power."

@JustJazzin thought:

"The EFF Zahara song is fire!"

Source: Briefly News

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