Actor Rapulana Seiphemo’s legal counsel got him an extension in his tax evasion case after telling the Johannesburg Criminal Crimes Court that they needed time to engage with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) in order to make arrangements for Seiphemo to sort out his tax troubles.
The Star reports that prosecutor advocate Dudu Robertse stated that Seiphemo has until November 13 to file representations to Sars to arrange the payment of more than R48,000, which he owes them in back taxes for the income tax returns he reportedly failed to file between 2010 to 2013.
“He must liaise with Sars, if that’s not done the state is proceeding with case,” said Robertse.
Prosecutor Advocate Dudu Robertse said Seiphemo has until November 13 to file representations to Sars to make an arrangement.
"He must liaise with Sars; if that's not done the State is proceeding with case," Robertse said.
Seiphemo's legal team apologised to the court, saying that they had tried in vain to make amends.
The veteran actor looked calm during proceedings.
He was accompanied by his on-screen lover Zoe Mthiyane who plays the role of Zitha in the soapie.
It was confirmed late last year after much speculation that the duo is also a couple off-screen.