BURS wants P4 million from Guma

Guma PIC: TSELE TSEBETSAME
Guma PIC: TSELE TSEBETSAME

Currently fighting off allegations of bribery and corrupt dealings by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), now Tati East MP Samson Moyo Guma has been slapped with a P4 million-tax penalty.

The controversial MP’s woes deepened immediately after his contribution to the State of Nation Address (SONA) last week. When he took the floor, Guma immediately fired from all cylinders and accused his Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) colleagues of sabotage and jealousy. He told Parliament that his wealth is not proceeds of crime.

He even went further to reveal that he worked very hard for his wealth while some people were busy drinking alcohol. Little did he know that after his outburst, the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) would slap him with a P4 million tax penalty. “Guma was given 60 days to lodge an objection in writing to the Commissioner General after the notice of assessment,” said one of the sources privy to the matter.

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