03 May 2022

Nelspruit – 31 years old Ms Pretty Sambo was remanded in custody by the Nelspruit Magistrate Court on Tuesday , 3 May 2022 after she was  arrested and joined as the seventh accused by the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation based in Nelspruit for Fraud, theft and alternatively the Contravention of the provisions of the Tax Administration Act, Act 28 of 2011.

It is alleged that in June 2017 the accused submitted fraudulent tax returns and prejudiced the South African Revenue Service  and benefitted the sum of R 25 000.00 from the total amount/actual loss of R 950 000. 00, and  the money was paid into her personal bank account.

The matter is already on the court roll in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court and was previously postponed to the 11 May 2022.

The case against Sambo is postponed to 5 May 2022 for verification of address and formal bail application and the accused is to remain in custody till then.