Evans Setshedi (41) was found quilty for defrauding SARS almost R1.7 million in tax returns by the Makweng Region Court on Wednesday 28/10/2020.
During 2010 the accused submitted fraudulent tax returns to SARS on behalf of Elias Motsoaledi Municipality in which it was owed R1.7 million. Setshedi started making withdrawals and the bank authorities became suspicious.
The bank authorities noticed the police and the accused was arrested on the spot. Setshedi was out on bail until he was convicted and sentenced to eight years imprisionment of which four years suspended for five years. Setshedi will started serving his sentence on Wednesday.