The fraud case against multi-award-winning Lesedi FM breakfast host, Motseki “Ba2Cada” Leine, has been postponed to the 29th of next month. Leine appeared briefly in the Bloemfontein District Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning.
Leine, who was wearing a black and navy blue jacket and black jeans, looked relaxed. He faces 30 charges of fraud for allegedly submitting false VAT returns worth more than R1.7-million.
Free State NPA spokesperson, Phaladi Shuping, says they believe they have a watertight case against the popular radio presenter.
“He submitted nil returns when he generated money through his company that is also facing three counts of income tax where the state alleges that between 2015 and 2018 his company generated R12 million and he was expected to pay R3.3-million to SARS. That money was not paid to SARS because he misrepresented the books and he stated that between that period he never made a profit for his company.
Shuping says the case was postponed after Leine’s legal representative failed to make representations to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
“The case was postponed about two times to November, January and February and in November they informed the prosecutors that they want to submit the representations to the director of prosecutions but unfortunately today (Monday) our prosecutor informed us that he has not received representations that is why he made a request that the matter be transferred to the regional [court] where they are going to decide a suitable date for trial.”
The case has been transferred to the Regional Court for a trial date.
#sapsHQ Motseki Godfrey Leine (40) appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Thursday facing charges of #fraud. Motseki submitted false VAT returns from 2014 to 2018 to SARS exceeding R1.7 million. Case postponed to 25 February. MLhttps://t.co/NUm7NRodTa pic.twitter.com/MGcgYiAG4V
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) January 22, 2021