SARS quiz Mulaudzi about R1m arrears
The seven-year-old marriage of former chairwoman of the National Consumer Commission Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi and her businessman husband Lawrence Mulaudzi has been decommissioned.
Mulaudzi vacated their matrimonial house in Saxonwold, Joburg, about two years ago and is living elsewhere in Gauteng.
The startling news was revealed by Mulaudzi himself when we quizzed him about the judgment the SA Revenue Service (SARS) obtained against his company, Black Gold Family Trust, at the Joburg high court last Monday .
This after Mulaudzi and the company’s co-directors failed to pay over R1.1-million in value added tax (VAT).
The trust had ignored SARS’s final letter of demand sent to Mulaudzi’s matrimonial house in Saxonwold, Joburg, on September 9.
In his response, Mulaudzi said he didn’t receive the letter because SARS sent it to his marital home, which he vacated twoyears ago. “They might have sent
it to the house I shared with Mamodupi [who is now the SABC Board’s deputy chairwoman]. I vacated the house in 2017 and I’m no longer living there after my issues with her. I would have paid that money had I known about the matter, it is such a small amount,” he said.
Mulaudzi said he would refer the matter to his auditors.
According to documents seen by Sunday World, Black Gold Family Trust owed SARS over R982 000 in unpaid VAT, but the debt ballooned to over R1.1-million due to over R98 000 in penalties and over R116 000 in interest imposed on the principal debt.
The taxman took the matter to court a¢ er the trustees of the company ignored a final demand letter sent to them on September 9 . SARS spokesperson Sandile Memela declined to comment due to client confidentiality.
By Ngwako Malatji