Businessman Hamilton Ndlovu shot to fame during the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 after he released a video on social media flaunting five luxurious vehicles he had purchased on the same day.
This caught the attention of everyone in South Africa including officials from the South African Revenue Authority.
The fleet of luxury cars was showcased on his Instagram page a few weeks after he had been awarded a R172 million contract to purchase Covid-19 personal protective clothing (ppc’s).
Ndlovu was promptly investigated and was ordered to pay back the money he had splashed on the fancy cars.
However lawyers acting on behalf of the Johannesburg businessman are saying, Hamilton Ndlovu is now broke and out of funds to fight the multimillion Rand lawsuit.
This is not a first in South Africa, last year businessman Sam Holdings was forced into hiding as authorities launched an investigation on him.
This was after he flaunted a fleet of luxury cars making a convoy, enroute to the Durban July in KwaZuluNatal’s City of Durban.