Songstress Zahara has found herself on the wrong side of the law for failing to appear in Court in a case brought by the South African Revenue Services.

On Monday Zahara was found guilty of contempt of court after failing to honour her court appearance several times. Zahara handed herself to the police on Monday morning.

She later made a brief appearance in court in line with the execution of her warrant of arrest that was issued in April after she failed to appear in court on tax related charges.

It is alleged that Zahara was charged in her personal capacity and as a representative of her company Zahara Trading for the non submission of personal and company income tax returns to SARS.


The presiding officer found Zahara’s reasons for not appearing as unreasonable. She was slapped with a R1500 fine or three months imprisonment.

She was then warned to appear in court at the next appearance date with conditions attached to her warning. She was requested to hand in her passport to the Commercial Crimes officers within 24 hours of the court appearance.

She will also report to the Roodepoort police station on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8am and 6pm.