- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is reportedly taking action against a woman who he claims is trying to extort money from him
- This mystery lady has apparently threatened to release conversations between herself and the politician
- An equally mysterious businessman has allegedly offered to cough up R100 000 to see this all go down
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, if reports are to be believed, has found himself in a sticky situation.
News24 has claimed to have seen letters penned by Mboweni's lawyer Jerome Levitz where the details of the scandal are rumoured to be contained.
A woman has apparently been offered a staggering R100 000 for WhatsApp conversations between herself and Mboweni by an anonymous businessman.
The minister met this lady friend online but insists that they have never met and that their relationship was not a romantic one.
The woman asked the politician for R7 000, allegedly to pay for her rent and registration which he declined to fork over.
Correspondence between the lawyer and the alleged extortionist reveals that Mboweni has been advised to take the matter to authorities:
"Our client [Mboweni] has requested us to advise you of the aforementioned allegation and to invite you to comment thereon and to confirm that [the woman's] allegations are false."
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is taking legal action against a woman he alleges is attempting to extort money from him.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mboweni had entertained the nation with his modest spending habits when he arrived at an event wearing less-than-glamorous shoes.
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