Two brothers convicted of defrauding the South African Revenue Service (SARS) 11 years ago have each been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
June, 46, and his brother, Godfrey Maphanga, 45, were sentenced in the Nelspruit Regional Court on Tuesday.
Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said the Maphangas were convicted of fraud, money laundering, forgery and uttering.
“In May 2009, the Maphanga brothers, who were owning a construction company, defrauded SARS by submitting false tax returns totalling R1 548 119.19.
“The matter was reported to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit in 2009 and the suspects were arrested and charged with 33 counts of fraud and money laundering, among others,” Sekgotodi said.