Charles Cilliers
Journalist
1 minute read
28 May 2018
8:20 am

Moyane kicks son’s girlfriend in face ‘like a ninja’ – report

Charles Cilliers

The embattled suspended tax boss reportedly thought the 17-year-old was using witchcraft on him.

Former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane speaks during a press briefing held at Sars offices in Pretoria on 14 March 2018. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Sunday Times reports that suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane allegedly assaulted his 24-year-old son’s 17-year-old girlfriend, who is the mother of Moyane’s six-month-old grandson.

A medical report allegedly showed she suffered a bruised jaw, a cut cheek and a bruise to her stomach.

The National Prosecuting Authority is apparently deciding whether to instate criminal charges against Moyane when he appears in court this week.

The Sunday Times quotes the young woman as accusing Moyane of kicking her “like a ninja” and “rugby tackling” her during an argument in which Moyane allegedly blamed her for his troubles and called her a witch at his house in Johannesburg.

The incident was allegedly kicked off by the teenager telling Moyane she was recording him telling her to get out of his home on her cellphone – and he then tried to grab the phone from her.

Moyane’s only son, Hlekani, and the young woman – who can’t be named because she’s still a minor – started dating in 2016.

The woman’s mother was apparently on a call with her and heard the violent confrontation. The paper further reports that Moyane allegedly denied the woman access to her child for a month.

Despite reading questions from the Sunday Times, Moyane did not respond.

Moyane has been suspended by President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ who has accused him of gross misconduct over his handling of an investigation into former senior Sars official Jonas Makwakwa, as well as his handling of a VAT refund for the Gupta family, among other things.