Norma Gigaba will make her first appearance in the Hatfield Magistrate’s Court on Monday
This comes after former minister Malusi Gigaba’s wife was arrested by the Hawks on Friday on charges of assault and malicious damage to property.
She allegedly badly damaged a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon belonging to Malusi Gigaba’s friend, trade unionist Peterson Siyaya.
She subsequently spent the night in police cells, but was granted R5 000 bail later on Saturday.
The Sunday Times reported that, apart from allegedly damaging Gigaba’s friend’s car, the 40-year-old spent a night in jail because the Hawks wanted to clarify if there was a link to a previous death threat.
A source told the Sunday publication that a “threat” on Gigaba’s life had been uncovered in June, and when Norma allegedly attacked the car two weeks ago in what other sources said was a “jealous rage”, they used the opportunity to establish her involvement in the alleged conspiracy, if any.
— Sundowns _Fanatic 🌟 💛 👆 (@Fantastic_SoLo) July 28, 2020
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 that there was “an element of threat to the former minister’s life in the nature of the offence”
“We had to get involved and deal with it. We have done what we had to do. That case now will be referred to the SAPS detective for further investigation,” he previously told News24.
Norma Gigaba’s lawyer Victor Nkwashu told News24 on Sunday evening that he could not comment on the media reports.
“I cannot comment because one, the matter is before the court, and two, those allegations have not been brought to us, we only saw them in the media,” he said.
Here’s how tweeps are reacting to the story…
If I were #NormaGigaba, I wouldn’t spoil my manicure & vandalize a car, I would drop files on Malusi’s corruption & how much he received for approving #Gupta’s citizenship … think Norma, think. Be smart. https://t.co/1SnEiQI1K1
— S (@SunflowerSrina) August 2, 2020
I really don’t know how to feel about this Malusi getting Norma Gigaba arrested this is probably most painful thing for their kids. Mom is arrested and Dad cheated on Mom the things u put your kids through😭😭💔 pic.twitter.com/DPREaEQ071
— 🇿🇦🏳️🌈Madam Speaker (@SphamandlaM_) July 31, 2020
Norma Gigaba is alleged to have been planning a hit on her Gigabyte. That’s why the Hawks claim they got involved. Believe that at your own risk.
— Errol (@errolbsk) August 2, 2020
It is Malusi Gigaba’s body, it is Malusi’s choice. He can put it in anybody’s mouth if he likes, it’s his body his choice. No one has the right to assault you or damage your property just because you chose to put it in someone else’s mouth. #NormaGigaba #GBVMustFall #VoetsekEFF pic.twitter.com/rAp6gLK51V
— #BlackLivesMatter✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 (@Pseudonym_X92) August 1, 2020
Norma lize getting this other gender arrested instead of beating them up,I respect Malusi Gigaba for that pic.twitter.com/8xSlPFuLtF
— Simtho Biyela (@Simtho_Biyela) August 1, 2020
After reading the tweets about this whole #NormaGigaba situation I think ladies should take a lesson or two that you can never fix a broken marriage by violence, otherwise crime ke crime and everyone should be held accountable for committing it.
— Oslina Carefree II (@OslinaM) August 1, 2020
— MaMohau 🇿🇦 (@Ref_Nkw) August 1, 2020
While everyone is busy judging from the outside can we offer prayer to Noma and Malusi Gigaba that they find peace be it together or apart and peace for their children. We all have made bad choices. Unless if you life is perfect. Don’t thrive in people’s miseries🙏🏼#NormaGigaba pic.twitter.com/BOoppu1s1H
— Rarang 🇿🇦 Tabane (@simply_rarang) August 1, 2020
Author: News24 Entertainment