Mpisane’s trial continues in Durban

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IOL pic nov23 scales golden Independent Newspapers The trial of businesswoman Shawn Mpisane is set to continue in the Durban Regional Court on Friday.

Johannesburg - The trial of businesswoman Shawn Mpisane continues in the Durban Regional Court on Friday.

Mabongi Flora-Junior “Shawn” Mpisane is accused of inflating invoices by more than R5-million to cut her tax bill.

She is also accused of violating the Close Corporations Act by remaining the sole member of Zikhulise Cleaning, Maintenance and Transport CC when she had a previous fraud conviction. She has pleaded not guilty.

In her last appearance, she told court that when she was charged with fraud and corruption on June 2, 2011, the State did not provide her and her legal representative with a charge sheet.

During cross-examination, State advocate Meera Nidu put it to Mpisane that a preliminary charge sheet was provided to her and that VAT charges were included.

Mpisane told the court that her lawyer at the time, Phemba Njoli, wrote a letter to the State on August 8 asking for a charge sheet.

Mpisane has been charged with 119 counts - six of them in connection with VAT for the year 2010.

The court is holding a trial-within-a-trial to determine the admissibility of evidence submitted by the State. - Sapa

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