Johannesburg - The fraud case against television personality Bonang Matheba was postponed on Thursday at the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court due to her being out of the country, and a bench warrant has subsequently been issued.
State prosecutor Duduzile Robertse said Matheba was served on September 10 and she only received the invite to the United States on September 17.
Robertse said the bench warrant was held over and would be effective on the morning of October 4, meaning should Matheba not be in court on that day, she would be arrested.
Matheba is being charged for taxes outstanding from 2008-2017 for personal tax, and company tax from 2014-2017. The amount has not been disclosed.
Matheba's parents were present in court