Former Department of Social Development director general Zane Dangor home was invaded on Monday.
According to reports his son and daughter were at home with the domestic worker when two cars pulled up outside their home at about 3.30pm in Florida Park, Johannesburg.
The assailants apparently told Dangor’s 24-year-old son that they had come to fix something.
His domestic worker tried to approach them but they grabbed her by the throat, he told News24.
Dangor’s son was then able to fight them off and locked himself and his sister in a room where they phoned him and ADT. His son was slightly injured in the invasion.
Nothing was stolen, he said.
Dangor added had spoken to the CEO of Sassa who had said that people had also attempted to gain access to his home.
Dangor resigned ahead of the Constitutional Court case over the Sassa payment saying he could not work with the minister.
This weekend has seen two high-profile burglaries and thefts.
On Saturday the Office of the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was burgled.
The burglars made off with 15 computers which contained sensitive information about judges and officials in the courts.
Also this weekend burglars broke into the hotel room where Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane was staying in was burgled in Mthatha.
She was sleeping at the Garden Court Holiday Inn during the early hours of Sunday morning when a window leading to her room forced open. The thieves made off with her handbag, cellphones, a tablet and other personal belongings. She was unharmed.