By Kaya 959 News
Norma Mngoma has agreed to give evidence before the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.
This is contained in court papers responding to an appeal application by police minister Bheki Cele and the Hawks.
They are appealing a recent Pretoria High Court ruling which declared Mngoma’s arrest unlawful.
Mngoma says she will testify about alleged visits to the Gupta compound with her estranged husband, Malusi Gigaba.
She says she believes her arrest was orchestrated to remove evidence from her devices of Gigaba’s relationship with the Guptas.
Hawks accused of abusing powers
Mngoma was arrested in July last year after allegedly vandalising a Mercedes-Benz G-Class that belonged to North West businessman Thapelo Tshephe.
The businessman had loaned the vehicle to Gigaba because he was allegedly having car troubles.
Mngoma was charged with malicious damage to property and crimen injuria.
The Pretoria High Court said the Hawks “abused their powers and position” when they arrested her.
The Hawks were ordered to return all the electronic devices that were seized during her arrest.
Shocking Gupta claims
Several months after her arrest, Mngoma made shocking allegations about Gigaba’s relationship with the controversial Gupta family.
She told eNCA that they visited the Guptas on several occasions. Gigaba, Mngoma claimed, sometimes received “bags of cash” from the family to do “favours for them”.
Mngoma added that her husband would use the money for his lifestyle.
“Even our wedding and honeymoon. So they were always there to help financially, all the time,” she said.
— eNCA (@eNCA) December 17, 2020