Norma Mngoma and Malusi Gigaba’s relationship is coming to an end.
Norma Mngoma and Malusi Gigaba’s relationship seems to possess finally reached its end after years of scandals.
Though the couple has now resorted to publicly shaming one another, with Mngoma now facing charges of malicious damage to property and crimen injury, and her latest interview on eNCA airing their dirty linen publicly, things haven’t always been like this.
Mngoma and therefore the former finance minister’s relationship woes became public after his affair with stylist Buhle Mkhize was exposed and Mngoma’s subsequent interview with eNCA in 2017, during which she opened about the affair, and accused the stylist of being a prostitute who picks up wealthy men.
Though she defended her husband, she admitted it had been a troublesome period for her family.
She said at the time: “When it came, I felt so bad for our parents quite us … because I and he are like buddies. I used to be feeling so bad for my mother and his mother. once they were getting to church, people were reading Drum magazine, they were reading papers, and now we’ve to elucidate.
“The angle that it came with, it made me stronger. If I had caught Malusi doing something then I wouldn’t even be sitting here today. But everything was delivered to me. I’m an analyst, so I would like to understand what your intentions are in you telling me this. So what does one want me to try to especially since my marriage is so new.”
‘Be careful of close sources’
Before the interview in April 2017, Mngoma took to social media and told her followers she would support him. She also gave them a lesson on never exposing themselves and their family.
“Don’t be tempted to show yourself and your family an excessive amount of to the planet albeit it means those people are in your space 24/7. it’s your responsibility to guard yourself. you’ll love but share less because you never know when people plan to use the knowledge you shared with them against you or to destroy you.
“Remember we sleep in a cruel world. Always [bear] in mind that not every listening ear may be a caring ear, and betrayal never comes from far. take care of close sources to avoid disappointment.”
‘We put tenders together’
In another interview on eNCA in May 2017, during which Mngoma defended Gigaba’s competence as home affairs minister, she left South Africans in anger after disclosing she addressed tons of tenders.
“We bring IT in mining. We bring IT in aviation. Also, I affect tons of tenders. We put tenders together,” she said within the interview.
She further talked about how her husband was anxious about the minister of finance position. He didn’t want to abandoning of Home Affairs because he still had plans and had invested tons in it, she said. She further said she helped her husband transform the department together with her IT skills.
“We did the transformation together of technology, because I wanted to assist him because I found that there have been long queues reception Affairs, and that i realize it , and that i know most of the time their system is extremely slow, so it helps him. For him to adapt to technology, it helps him, i used to be there.”
When he was appointed minister of finance , Gigaba was apparently worried about the rand falling, and again, his wife was there and encouraged him to require the position. He expressed concern about the rand falling, a priority Mngoma said was nothing to stress about.
“I told him ‘just attend finance, the rand will drop and it’ll go up’,” she said.
Mngoma had previously denied dabbling in government tenders, responding to critics who said she was spending her husband’s money. chatting with an area publication in 2015, Mngoma said she was spending her own money. “I haven’t any tender, as some people believe and neither do I spend Malusi’s money,” she was quoted as saying.
‘Imagine this in your mouth’
Things went quiet for a short time for the couple, until Gigaba’s sex video scandal in October 2018 and resignation from Cabinet the subsequent month.
“Imagine this in your mouth” – this is often one sentence nobody expected to listen to Gigaba utter.
Gigaba claimed his phone was hacked and therefore the tape was getting used as blackmail.
But the most important question on South Africans’ minds was whether Gigaba had been caught cheating again. While many were convinced that the video was intended for a mistress, he was adamant it had been made for his wife.
Now Mngoma says the video wasn’t meant for her.
“That wasn’t my video. Like, I don’t wanna lie. I’ve never imagined something like that in my mouth,” said Mngoma with a chuckle within the interview with eNCA on Thursday.
‘We are unshaken…Our God may be a living God’
In January 2019, following Gigaba’s resignation, Mngoma took to social media and claimed there was a replacement plot which she believed was created to vilify her and her family. Without revealing much, Mngoma said that although the general public thought her husband’s leaked video was the last “attack” her family would endure, there was more to return .
She said she was, however, “unshaken” as God would fight this one too.
“I know of a plot to vilify me. The attack on me and my family has been happening for years now and doesn’t seem to relent. My strength intermediates evildoers, there’s a replacement one within the cooking. We are unshaken…Our God may be a living God, he will fight this war for us as always. Bring it on Satan.”
‘I’m here for you always… for better for worse’
She again wrote a lengthy social media post appreciating her husband Gigaba, saying his resignation was a blessing in disguise as he now spent longer reception .
She said: “Nothing is so sweeter than having breakfast and dinner with you, watching TV, and sharing jokes with you and our youngsters . Seeing our youngsters so happy like this is often so priceless. The past eight years you were hardly reception due to your hectic work schedule. awakening next to you is an indescribable feeling.”
In 2020, Mngoma has changed her tune, now revealing within the interview with eNCA that she was willing to seem before the State Capture Commission to spill the tea