- Malusi Gigaba says his time to talk will come
- Gigaba’s ex-wife alleged that the former minister got “a lot” of cash from the Guptas.
- Gigaba says she must take that information to police rather than the media
By Wisely Manzini - Freelance Journalist
Erstwhile Finance Malusi Gigaba has hit back at his ex-wife estranged wife, Norma Mngoma, saying her claims that he received a stash of cash from the Guptas are “nonsense”.
In a short exclusive interview with Briefly.co.za, Gigaba took a jab at Norma, saying he would not tolerate her unfounded claims.
“If someone accuses you of something they must go to the police instead of going to the media. Her intentions are pretty obvious for all to see,” said Gigaba.
Norma alleged during her televised interview with eNCA that Gigaba, while he was still public enterprises minister, regularly received stashes of cash from the controversial Gupta family. She said they used to visit the Saxonwold Gupta compound and leave with "a lot" of money.
Reacting to this, Gigaba, who is no longer serving in government, said his time to clear his name would come.
“Like I say if she has evidence of this she must approach the law enforcement authorities instead of going to the media. To be honest, I’m unshaken,” he said.
Gigaba said he would not engage in a public spat with Norma, who confirmed during the interview, that their divorce process is ongoing.
Gigaba added, “Engaging her in public will have undesired consequences for both of us. So, I’m not going to tolerate her for now.”
Gigaba tied the knot with Norma in a glittering ceremony in 2014. Six years later in 2020, Norma said she no longer wants to be part of the marriage.
Gigaba would not be drawn into commenting about the other claims that were made by Norma, saying his time would come to tell his side of the story.
Among other claims made by Norma, was that Gigaba liked watching porn and wanting to experiment what he watched on her.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the former minister Malusi Gigaba allegedly used to leave the Gupta's Saxonwold stronghold with bags full of cash.
His ex-wife, Norma Mngoma, has apparently decided to blow the lid on their relationship after agreeing to an exclusive interview with eNCA.
Mngoma detailed how her estranged husband would return from the Guptas with 'a lot' of money, explaining that she often didn't understand what Gigaba would do in exchange for the funds.
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