Tom Moyane's delayed prosecution raises eyebrows

Suspended Sars commissioner Tom Moyane is off the hook, for now, as the Director of Public Prosecutions has taken a decision not to prosecute him.

Moyane is accused of assaulting a 17-year-old girl who has a 6-month-old baby with his son.

EWN reporter Mia Lindeque says the investigating team said it needs more time to gather all the facts on the case.

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The NPA has clarified that the senior state prosecutor at the Roodepoort magistrate court made a decision earlier not to charge Tom Moyane, for now. But that decision is now under review, and the docket and that decision have been taken back to the Director of Public Prosecution and he has to make that final decision.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

He might still be prosecuted but for now he is not appearing in court as he was instructed by Gauteng police.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

According to Lindeque the family of the victim was informed by the media that the court case won't be going ahead today. They were, however, not formally informed about the developments of the case she adds.

The mother of the victim has also indicated that she is disappointed because this case has taken too long.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

People feel that the suspended Sars commissioner might get preferential treatment, but the NPA says that they will not succumb to any pressure, they will do their job as with any other case.

Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of the report from EWN's Mia Lindeque, listen below:


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