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Sonia Mbele finally appears in court

After two no-shows at the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court, former ‘Generations’ actress and now businesswoman, Nomthandazo Sonia Mbele finally showed up.

On October 5, Mbele was granted by the court the last opportunity to attend the proceedings. Mbele and her fellow directors of Real Housewives of South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Yolisa Gqunta and Rebone Sesing had been charged for contravening the Tax Administration Act.

On Friday, Mbele made it court and paid an admission of guilt fine and did not contest the allegations levelled against her. Mbele paid R41,000 – R1,000 per each count.

She was facing 41 counts of contravening the Tax Administration Act; they failed to submit Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE), the company (The Real Housewives of South Africa) tax returns, between the period of 2019 to 2022.

“I, ‘The Real Housewives of South Africa(Pty) with Reg No: 2017/413908/07, hereby admit guilt to the charges specified in Counts 1 to 41, as mentioned in the attached charge sheet, and tender the admission of guilt fine referred to in the charge sheet,” read the acknowledgement of guilt in the court papers.

On her last missed court appearance, Mbele had submitted a medical certificate for the second time, citing ill health.

In a statement, Mbele explained that she was currently still getting treatment for work burnout which had turned chronic.

In other news – Rapper Rouge reveals why her album is being delayed

Rouge finally opens up on why her album is being delayed. The rapper has been talking about the album for months, yet it appears she isn’t willing to drop it because she is scared.

n a video shared on her social media account, the rap star says she doesn’t want to drop the project because she is scared. Rouge is scared of what people might say; they might hate it and judge her. The star doesn’t know the story to dish out for the album. However, fans and friends flooded the post with comforting and reassuring words. Read More

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