Malusi Gigaba and his wife Norma’s personal lives are once again in the spotlight after the former finance minister laid criminal charges against his wife.
Malusi on Friday laid charges against Norma for allegedly damaging an R3m Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG that her husband had borrowed from a friend, businessman Peter Siyaya.
Norma was arrested based on the allegations. She made R5,000 bail on Saturday and appeared in court on Monday. Her case has been postponed to September 14.
Here five scandals surrounding the pair’s relationship.PUBLIC ‘AFFAIR’ WITH BUHLE MKHIZE
The politician’s alleged affair with New York-based fashion stylist Buhle Mkhize was made public in 2015 after Mkhize lifted the lid on their alleged relationship.
In the letter, Mkhize revealed alleged steamy details about how she was spoilt by the minister. Mkhize said she had no idea that the former minister was taken and found out only on the day he tied the knot with Norma.NORMA DEFENDS MALUSI
Two years later, after the letter, Norma defended Malusi, telling eNCA that her husband had done nothing wrong.
“If I had caught Malusi doing something, then I wouldn’t even be sitting here today. But everything was delivered to me. I am an analyst, so I want to know what your intentions are if you are telling me this. So what do you want me to do, especially since my marriage is so new?” said Norma.
Expensive lifestyle comes under fire
In the same year, the couple made headlines after a probe into their luxury lifestyle was made public.
BusinessLIVE reported that taxpayers spent more than R500‚000 on overseas trips taken by couple.
Norma accompanied her husband to the US for events of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, as well as to the Brics conference and a meeting of central