- Lerato Makgatho has spoken up about the aftermath of her spilling the beans on her high-profile lovers
- The Pretoria student says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is keeping in touch while things with Minister Tito Mboweni are strained
- Makgatho previously claimed that she had been caught up in a love triangle with the two top politicians
Lerato Makgatho says that she and Minister Gwede Mantashe are still very much a thing.
The 26-year-old claims the married father of three never broke up with her, despite all the drama:
“Me and Gwede are fine; we spoke on the phone again today [Friday]. But me and Tito [Mboweni, minister of finance] are not in a good place."
Briefly.co.za reported that Mantashe had aggravated an already unfortunate situation by allegedly claiming he had bribed journalists with R70 000 not to drop the story.
Commenting on the situation, Mantashe denied paying the bribe, admitting he had lied to the Sunday World:
“I lost it. I completely lost it. Journalists make you go insane. They just don’t stop."
But Makgatho appears to be in Mantashe’s corner when it comes to the bribery allegations.
City Press reports that Makgatho revealed her new book, The Dark Side of Being a Slay Queen, is set to hit shelves soon:
“It took me two years to write the book, and yes, a few other famous names are going to come out."
Makgatho says that she had felt like God was on her side when not one but two ministers landed in her lap, describing the moment as a 'little bit like a jackpot'.
The Pretoria student had been waiting for Tito Mboweni in a restaurant near the Union Buildings when Gwede Mantashe ad approached her.
Lerato admits to have not recognised him immediately as a minister, commenting that:
“I didn’t even recognise him. I just thought: ‘Sugar daddy and money'."
Neither minister has been willing to comment further on the matter.
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