This young businessman flaunted his fleet of luxury cars worth R11m on social media which attracted the attention of the SA Revenue Service. Sars then hit Hamilton Ndlovu with a R36m bill and obtained an order to seize some of his luxury cars.

“He thrust himself out of obscurity by doing two things. First, in May 2020 he bought five luxury vehicles at about the same time some of the other respondents received payments for lucrative contracts with the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). Then he bragged about this feat on social media,” Gauteng acting deputy judge president Roland Sutherland said when handing down the order.

Subsequent to Ndlovu making his lifestyle public, Sars obtained a provisional preservation order against him and five associated companies. The provisional preservation order resulted in the seizure of several assets, including cars, and the freezing of bank accounts.

Sars then approached the high court to confirm the provisional order, a move opposed by Ndlovu. But a judge has confirmed the order.