- Former Commissioner of SARS Tom Moyane is accused of assaulting the young mother of his grandchild, but it is reported she was high during the alleged incident
- A witness has stated that Moyane's son and the 17-year-old girl are both drug addicts
- The girl's mother says that the witness was manipulated into making the claim
Suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane made news headlines when he was accused of assaulting the 17-year-old mother of his grandchild.
Now Sunday World reports that the girl and Moyane's son was allegedly high when the assault was said to have taken place.
Moyane's son and his girlfriend are accused of being drug addicts.
Apparently, these claims are made by a witness, Bethuel Ngwenya, who lives in the Moyane home.
The claims could be the reason why the NPA declined to prosecute the former SARS Commissioner for assault.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the NPA felt there is not much of a case, despite reports of the teenager going to hospital for various injuries.
The drug addict claims were confirmed by the NPA's South Gauteng spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane.
She said that Ngwenya stated in an affidavit that Moyane's son, as well as the girl, was high when the girl was allegedly assaulted.
However, the young girl's mother is opening a case against Ngwenya, claiming he was manipulated to make the claims. She added that Moyane's son Hlekani is the one with drug problems, as reported on by The Citizen.
Neither Moyane nor his son was available for comment on the matter.
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