What To Know About SA model Candice van der Merwe revealed
- A five-year court battle between Sars and SA model Candice van der Merwe revealed she was gifted $16 million by Lebanese PM Saad Hariri, the New York Times reported.
- Van der Merwe said she met Hariri on a sponsored trip to Seychelles when she was twenty and he 43.
- Their relationship has since ended, and Van der Merwe sued the government for R1 billion in lost income.
#Lebanon PM Hariri reportedly gave South African model Candice Van Der Merwe > $16 Million in 2013.
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 30, 2019
Who is Candice van der Merwe Biography
Candice van der Merwe is the model and former mistress of the prime minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri. Saad Hariri is the 49-year-old father of three who has been married for about two decades — met South African stunner Candice van der Merwe at a luxury resort in Seychelles off the coast of Africa around 2013.
Model Candice van der Merwe Wiki
Breaking News: Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri gifted South African model Candice van der Merwe more than $16 million after they met in Seychelles, the New York Times reported this week based on court documents.
The Lebanese prime minister has handed over more than $16 million to a South African bikini model according to court reports. Saad Hariri, 49, who is a married father of three, met Candice van der Merwe, 26, in Seychelles at a luxury resort approximately six years ago. Court records show that Ms van der Merwe received almost $15.3 million in 2013 from Hariri.
Candice van der Merwe age
She is 27 Years Old
Prime minister Saad Hariri Prime Minister Net Worth
The prime minister Saad Hariri — whose net worth was estimated at $1.5 billion by Forbes last year — inherited a construction business from his father, former Lebanon Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005. On 4 November 2017, in a televised statement from Saudi Arabia, Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri tendered his resignation from office, citing Iran’s and Hezbollah’s political over-extension in the Middle East region and fears of assassination.
Who is Saad Hariri Wiki, Biography
Sadd Hariri was born on April 18th, 1970. He is a Lebanese politician who has been the Prime Minister of Lebanon since December 2016. was also the Prime Minister from November 2009 to June 2011. He is the second son of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005. Hariri has also been the leader of the Future Movement party since 2005.
About Candice van der Merwe Father
Van der Merwe’s father is businessman Gary Van der Merwe, who was in repeated court battles with the tax authorities when she received the money from Lebanon’s prime minister leading to South African tax authorities believing the money received by Van der Merwe was her father’s.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri & Candice van der Merwe
Candice van der Merwe and the Lebanon prime minister met at a luxury resort which she identified as The Plantation club and resort in Seychelles off the coast of Africa in 2012. Van der Merwe was then 20 years old while the prime minister who is currently 49 was 44 years old.
From our archives| In 2018, City Press reported that lingerie model Candice van der Merwe planned to sue Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni for a staggering R1 billion over alleged violations of her rights and damage to her reputation. https://t.co/Cdh7C4CzFX pic.twitter.com/VvdZg3uibZ
— City Press (@City_Press) October 1, 2019
Van der Merwe claims the trip was fully sponsored and she was asked to “lend a sense of glamour and exclusivity.” the Guardian reported. When models arrived at the resort, their passports were taken away and they were not allowed to take photos. City Press reported that Van der Merwe flew in the economy class for the first two trips to Seychelles but thereafter flew business or first class.
In May of 2013, Van der Merwe received $15,299,965 in her bank account thanks to a money transfer from Hariri. In an email to Hariri obtained by the New York Times, Van der Merwe wrote “Love you Saad” with her banking details, adding that she intends to buy some properties with the money.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri Money Transferring History and detail
Mr. Hariri began sending money to the then 20-year-old Ms. Van der Merwe in 2013, the newspaper reported, citing South African court documents. The payments came to light when tax authorities in South Africa began investigating a $15,299,965 payment from a Lebanese bank.
— WIKI ABOUT WORLD (@wikiaboutworld) October 2, 2019
The allegations come at an awkward moment for the prime minister, one of Lebanon’s richest men and a key US ally.
Lebanon is currently grappling with an economic crisis that has sparked protests in recent days. Mr. Hariri’s own business empire is also struggling. Last month, he temporarily shut down his television station due to financial difficulties, leaving many employees with months of unpaid wages. Another of his companies, Saudi Oger, collapsed in 2017, leaving thousands jobless.
According to the court documents cited by the New York Times, Ms. Van der Merwe claimed to have met Mr. Hariri at a resort called the Plantation Club in Seychelles.
In 2013, she was gifted two cars worth some $250,000, apparently by Mr. Hariri. Two months later, the transfer of more than $15m landed in her account. South African tax authorities suspected the money might have been taxable income. The ensuing court proceedings led to Ms. Van der Merwe identifying Mr. Hariri as the benefactor.
Details of the case were first reported in 2018 in South Africa, but they appear to have not been picked up by the international media until now.
There is no suggestion that Mr. Hariri broke any laws. The prime minister’s office did not immediately respond to The Independent’s request for comment.