- Norma Mngoma cancelled her appearance before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture
- She was due to testify on Tuesday 13 April but withdrew at the last minute
- Mngoma believed that her appearance was not being handled correctly by the commission
Norma Mngoma has cancelled her appearance at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture at the last minute. She was due to provide new evidence on her estranged husband, Malusi Gigaba's alleged relations with the Guptas.
Her lawyer read a letter out loud to Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo explaining that his client had instructed him that they were told on Monday night at Mngoma would not appear.
Zondo was surprised to learn this. He believed that she was ready to testify on Friday but her hearing was rescheduled to Tuesday.
Mngoma revealed through the letter that she was concerned that aspects of her appearance were bring handled or allegedly mishandled by the commission.
Evidence leader Anton Myburgh suggested that Mgoma be issued with a summons to compel her to give evidence.
Social media users reacted to the news that she'd suddenly had a change of heart:
"Norma Gigaba will learn the hard way that lying under oath is not the same way as lying to journalists."
"Norma Gigaba just said and andizi to the commission."
"So Norma has pulled out of the commission, Gigaba wings this round. I wonder what is the real reason she pulled out. Maybe she must be summoned to come to say what she was saying in media under oath since she claimed she will tell all and she has evidence #StateCaptureInquiry."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Norma Mngoma, formerly known as Norma Gigaba, the wife of South African politician, Malusi Gigaba, recently levelled very shocking allegations against both her estranged ex-husband and the Hawks.
According to Mngoma, her husband used the Hawks to get rid of crucial evidence in the form of photos of himself and the Guptas, who he had previously denied having any illicit involvement following an inquiry by the State Capture.
Social media users have shared various reactions to Mngoma's allegations. Only a few people believed that she was speaking from a place of truth, while many others accused her of being bitter and having had no evidence to begin with.
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