- Malusi Gigaba's wife, Norma has reportedly been arrested in Pretoria on Friday evening
- A report alleges that the former minister's wife has been arrested on charges of damage to property and crimen injuria
- It is understood that Norma had damaged a vehicle belonging to Malusi
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Malusi Gigaba's wife, Norma, has reportedly been arrested and is currently being held in a Pretoria jail cell.
The arrest was carried out on Friday evening, allegedly after Norma was charged with malicious damage to property and crimen injuria.
IOL claims to have spoken to sources with knowledge of the situation which escalated when Gigaba's Mercedes Benz G-Wagon was damaged by his wife.
News24 has also reported on the situation noting only that the wife of a former minister had been arrested on charges of assault and malicious damage to property.
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The publication spoke to Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulauzi who didn't reveal the suspect's identity, commenting only that:
"The suspect, who cannot be named, has been arrested after a warrant of arrest was executed. The suspect is facing charges of assault and malicious damage to property. The suspect is in a cell in Gauteng and will appear in court on Monday."
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that a recent report has uncovered yet another politically connected family scoring big off of the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has been discovered that the sons of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule have secured tenders in the Free State for the procurement of goods and services relating to the crisis.
In total two companies, Motheko Projects and Marvel Deeds, were awarded contracts totalling R2.7 million.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh, reporting for Scorpio, garnered this information from a provincial tender bulletin detailing the 70 businesses that were allocated R173 million in Covid-19 contracts.
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