- Norma Mngoma will be testifying before the Zondo Commission against her estranged husband Malusi Gigaba today, 9 April
- Gigaba and Mngoma were married while he was Minister of Public Enterprises and Minister of Finance, an interesting time in Gigaba's career
- Reports have stated that Mngoma is expected to testify on matters relating to Gigaba and the controversial Gupta family
Nomachule (Norma) Mngoma is expected to testify before the State Capture Commission on Friday, 9 April. Mngoma, who recently went back to using her maiden name, is the estranged wife of former cabinet minisiter Malusi Gigaba.
Gigaba will be appearing before the Commission where Mngoma will have her final say after she made public promises about testifying against her estranged husband. On Thursday, the Commission confirmed Mngoma's appearance.
On the other hand, Gigaba refuses to allow Mngoma's testimony to be made public. He obviously has some concerns about what Norma plans to disclose.
According to a report published by IOL, Mngoma's evidence is expected to relate to the controversial Gupta family. Mngoma was married to Gigaba when he was a cabinet minister of both public enterprises and then finance.
In December 2020, Mngoma stated that her estranged husband visited the Guptas' Saxonworld compound, this was when he served as Minister of Public Enterprises. She alleged that Gigaba would receive cash from the Guptas in exchange for help in government-related matters.
Speaking to eNCA, Melusi Xulu, a lawyer, stated that Gigaba spoke about Mngoma's allegations about him visiting the Gupta family are simply not true.
In similar news, Briefly News recently reported that Gigaba wants Mngoma's testimony to be kept private. 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. Gigaba has requested that the commission decide that Mngoma's oath is inadmissible.
Mngoma was arrested last year and all charges were recently dropped by the NPA. Mngoma was arrested in July 2020 on charges of crimen injuria and malicious damage to property.
Mngoma's lawyer Eric Mabuza says they will be bringing a civil lawsuit forward against the State. Mabuza stated that the lawsuit is for humiliation, trauma, unlawful detention and the fact that Mngoma's reputation has been tainted.
South Africans have now taken to Twitter, where Mngoma is trending, to share their thoughts and opinions on the case and Norma's position.
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