No tax issues for Oscar
Despite reports that the Blade Runner owes SARS money, EWN understands he is fully tax-compliant.
PRETORIA - While the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has declined to comment on the tax affairs of murder accused Oscar Pistorius, Eyewitness News has learnt the athlete is fully tax-compliant.
Weekend reports claimed the Blade Runner was compelled to pay SARS nearly R1 million in owed taxes.
Pistorius was arrested on 14 February when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home.
He is currently out on bail.
EWN understands SARS has not investigated Pistorius following revelations in a bail application, contrary to weekend reports.
The athlete disclosed details of his personal wealth during court proceedings, which allegedly prompted this investigation.
SARS spokesperson Adrian Lakay said the revenue service won't be drawn into commenting on unsubstantiated rumours, citing taxpayer confidentiality.
The athlete will return to court next week where his murder trial is scheduled to be postponed to allow for further investigations.