Moosagie in crash on way to court

Kathryn Kimberley

LUCK was not on millionaire wife Baheejah Moosagie’s side yesterday when a fender-bender caused her to miss her court appearance for tax fraud.

Moosagie, the glamorous wife of convicted fraudster Amier Moos- agie, was involved in a collision yesterday morning while on her way to the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court, where she was to appear in a case of tax fraud totalling almost R2-million.

Dressed to the nines, Moosagie looked flustered as she climbed out of her double cab bakkie to assess the damage, which was minimal.

Moosagie, 59, is accused alongside her husband, who has been missing since December, and their daughter, Lutfia, of defrauding the taxman.

The charges relate to one of the family’s security firms, Commando Security CC. It is alleged they submitted false VAT returns to the SA Revenue Service between 2001 and 2004. They also, according to the state, under-declared the firm’s monthly revenue.

Moosagie was once again the only accused family member on her way to court when the accident occurred in Govan Mbeki Avenue, just a block away from the court, at about 8.45am.

To date, she has been forced to attend court proceedings on her own.

Amier, 61, who faces sentencing after he was convicted in the Port Elizabeth High Court in May last year for tax fraud, forgery, corruption, money laundering and racketeering involving R3-million, has not shown up since his disappearance on Christmas Day.

While his family have reported a case of kidnapping, both the high court and the commercial crimes court have issued warrants for his arrest.

Meanwhile, the commercial crimes court has excused Lutfia, 32, who has since relocated to Durban, from attending court proceedings until the matter goes to trial.

Yesterday, the case was postponed in their absence to October 28 for trial.

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