- Norma Mngoma will reportedly be giving evidence against her estranged husband Malusi Gigaba before the State Capture Commission
- Mngoma had been arrested by the Hawks previously and the presiding judge ordered that her confiscated communication devices be returned
- Mngoma stated that the devices contained information relating to Gigaba's visits with the Guptas
Norma Mngoma has confirmed that she will be giving evidence before the State Capture Commission about the visits her estranged husband Malusi Gigaba had with the Gupta family while he was the finance minister.
Mngoma was previously arrested by the Hawks and revealed that information removed from her communications devices during her arrest was related to the visits. Just a month ago a judge ruled that the Hawks had unlawfully arrested Mngoma and acted with malice.
The judge stated that the Hawks seemed to have been motivated by Gigaba's 'abuse of power'.
TimesLIVE reported that the judge ordered that Mngoma's confiscated devices and the information that was downloaded from the devices be returned. Mngoma has urgently requested the court to order that her devices be returned.
A report by eNCA stated that last year Gigaba opened cases of crimen injuria and damage to property against his estranged wife.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Norma was vindicated by a Gauteng High Court. Handing down the ruling, Judge Cassim Sardiwalla granted Norma Gigaba's application on an urgent basis, labelling the decision to apply for the warrant of arrest as unlawful.
The Hawks were also directed to return the information that had been downloaded from Gigaba's devices. Gigaba, now Mngoma, had challenged her arrest in the High Court, adamant that it had been a 'favour for her husband', former minister Malusi Gigaba.
In other political news, Briefly.co.za reported on the outcome of former president Jacob Zuma's meeting with the ANC Top 6. The ANC top 6 were tight-lipped following their meeting with former president Jacob Zuma.
However, a press briefing was held where the ANC reported back on the meeting. Magashule said that it was a good and constructive meeting that lasted seven hours between 10:30am and 5:30pm. Ace Magashule took to the podium to answer several questions posed by journalists.
Magashule made it clear that Zuma has not refused to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.
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