By Kaya 959 News
Former minister Malusi Gigaba claims that his estranged wife, Norma Mngoma, planned to have him killed.
Testifying at the Zondo Commission on Thursday, Gigaba said he was informed that Norma Mngoma plotted to kill him last year.
He further called Mngoma a pathological liar and told the commission that she lied on a daily basis.
Gigaba said Mngoma is bitter and using the commission to settle marital scores.
“It’s a person who would, at the face of it, sound more believable than any other witnesses who have come before the commission. You are dealing with a person with whom we are undergoing a divorce,” he said.
The couple have been married for six years.
Sought advice from police minister
He said after receiving a text message about her alleged plot, he sought advice from the police minister.
“The minister of police said to me that he will ask people involved in investigations of political matters and assassinations to contact you,” Gigaba said.
He was told that Captain Mavuso would be assigned to the matter.
He said he submitted a statement about the plot but when probed for a date, Gigaba said he could not remember exactly when he made the submission.
The pair have been in the spotlight after Mngoma scratched a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon in July 2020. Mngoma was then arrested and charged for malicious damage to property and crimen injuria.
The charges were later withdrawn after the court found it unlawful.
Mngoma spills the tea
Mngoma made headlines when she announced that she was going to spill the beans at the commission.
After trying to get out of testifying and eventually being hauled before the commission, Mngoma revealed details about Gigaba’s relationship with the dubious Gupta family.
Mngoma revealed how the Gupta family allegedly gave Gigaba money and helped bail his sister out of financial debt. She further claimed that the Gupta family gifted her soon-to-be ex-husband a BMW.
She further claimed that she did not know if Gigaba had declared any of the gifts given to him by the Guptas to any relevant authorities.
She said at one point, Gigaba’s sister had been blacklisted and was struggling to make payments on her bank card. According to Mngoma, the woman owed the bank R850 000 and Gigaba said he would ask Ajay Gupta for the money.
She added that half the money was paid a few weeks later. Mngoma then named a man who collected the money from the Gupta brothers and helped Gigaba’s sister clear her name.
She claimed that the brothers helped pay a share of the couple’s renovation monies at their home. She also claimed that the Guptas have Gigaba a white 3-series BMW as well as a gold necklace for their oldest son.
Gigaba further denied the allegations that his estranged wife made before the commission.