Lawyer warns sharing Gigaba kinky video could lead to prosecution

Lawyer warns sharing Gigaba kinky video could lead to prosecution

- A social media lawyer has warned the public not to share Malusi Gigaba's sex video

- Emma Sadleir warned that each person who shares the video could face legal action

- Gigaba has hired a private investigator and apologised for any harm of embarrassment caused

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Emma Sadleir, a social media lawyer, has warned people that sharing Malusi Gigaba's sex video could land them on the wrong side of the law.

Briefly.co.za reported on Sunday that South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs made it public that he is the victim of blackmail.

Gigaba took to social media to reveal that a video of sexual nature of him and his wife is being shared in political and social media circles.

He added that he has been targeted for blackmail because of this video. Gigaba said the video was stolen from him and that he learned of this just before he became Finance Minister early in 2017.

Gigaba has since reported the blackmail to the police and has refused to give in to the blackmailer's attempts at extortion.

The Minister went on to apologise to South Africa and his family for any embarrassment and pain the video could cause.

Meanwhile, Sadleir saod she was against the sharing of the video.

The explicit video has formed part of a heated debate since it was leaked on Sunday.

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Sadleir told Eyewitness News that the video is a violation of the minister's privacy. She added it could lead to legal prosecution too.

READ ALSO: Gigaba admits being blackmailed over kinky tape of him and his wife

Sadleir said each person that shares the video can face a separate criminal offense each time it is shared.

She then urged the public not to share it, repost or retweet it at all.

Meanwhile, Gigaba hired a private investigator to find those responsible.

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