- Former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has requested that ex-wife Norma Mngoma testifies at the Zondo Commission out of the public eye
- Gigaba has made an application to the State Capture Commission of Inquiry to make this possible
- Norma Mngoma says that she still has not received her electronic devices back from the Hawks after they concluded their investigations
Former Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has reached out to the Zondo Commission to make sure that the evidence from his ex-wife Norma Mngoma is heard behind closed doors. The application was made by Gigaba on 26 March. Mngoma filed her affidavit 20 days earlier.
Gigaba's ex-wife has not appeared before the State Capture Commission yet and the former minister is anxious about the outcome and wants to make sure she testifies privately.
It has also been revealed that the Hawks abused their power by arresting Mngoma. The charges against her were later dropped.
She says that she still hasn't received her electronic devices that were seized by the Hawks:
"It seems obvious that the Hawks were involved in a corrupt conspiracy with Mr Gigaba, whose purpose was to tamper with and remove essential evidence of his allegedly corrupt association with the Guptas, to which I was one of the eyewitnesses."
Gigaba has requested that the commission decide that Mngoma's oath is inadmissible. On the other hand, that in the event that she is permitted to give proof, it should be done away from public scrutiny.
This had led South Africans to think that Gigaba is hiding information.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the Zondo Commission requested punishment over Jacob Zuma's failed appearances. Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi made an application in the Constitutional Court on behalf of the Zondo Commission against former president Jacob Zuma.
Ngcukaitobi said that Msholozi was attempting to avoid accountability on serious allegations.
Ngcukaitobi revealed that the Commission wants Zuma to be punished for disobeying the orders of the Constitutional Court, adding that this was more important than the former president appearing before the Commission.
The Constitutional Court heard Ngcukaitobi's application on Thursday, 25 March. This application was put forward after Zuma failed to appear in court after being summoned. The commission wants Zuma put in jail for two years for this.
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