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Somizi Mhlongo and his BMWI8  ~ 

THE taxman wanted R2.2 million from Somizi Mhlongo.

So something fancy had to be put on the block . . . 


The covetable luxury automobile went up for sale, and should fetch a large part of what Tom Moyane’s men are demanding from Somizi. 

Allegedly, the drama began back in 2015, when the South African Revenue Service (SARS) obtained a court judgement in the South Gauteng High Court against SomGAGA. 

Last month, it was reported that SomGAGA’s SARS debt had swelled to a hefty R2.2 million in back taxes, penalties and interest. 

And rumour has it that Somizi kissed his mighty supercar goodbye, with a tear in his eye. 

Sources close to the A-lister said he’d been coming to work in a Mercedes-Benz SUV for the past two months. 

One source told the People’s Paper: “We always wondered what happened to his costly Bee-Emm. 

“He’s always using the Merc these days, even though he used to complain that it was always thirsty for fuel and he preferred the i8.” 

Another source said: “He shouldn’t have gloated that he was shopping around for a R6-million house, nor told his followers that he’d bought a BMW i8 worth more than R2-million. That must have raised SARS' eyebrows.” 

A third source said: “Now he’s taking selfies in his SUV. I’m sure he’s learnt his lesson not to boast too much to people who are in need.” 

SARS spokesperson Sandile Memela said: “It’s a private matter. We don’t discuss such information with the media.” 

Somizi was not available for comment.

His phone rang unanswered. 

His manager Thato Matuka did not return the SunTeam’s calls. 

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