BURS Pounces On 'Fong Kong' Dealers

One of the Car Dealerships that was raided by BURS PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
One of the Car Dealerships that was raided by BURS PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

While they are still busy counting proceeds from December sales, the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) has come out to spoil the party for second hand motor dealerships.

The taxman has launched an operation by raiding the motor dealerships and has since closed some and sealed their premises. The BURS warehouse is also overflowing with vehicles detained from the raids.

Pre-owned car imports, mostly from Japan, Singapore and United Kingdom, have become a hit in Botswana over the past decade. These affordable motor vehicles popularly referred to as Fong Kongs have come to the rescue of Batswana who could otherwise not afford brand new cars.

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