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Norma Gigaba Allegedly Scammed Malusi Into Believing She Was Wealthy And Paid Their Honeymoon

Malusi And Norma Gigaba/Photo File: SurgeZirc SA

It looks as if former minister Malusi Gigaba had married a stranger whom he believed was from a rich household. The state seize inquiry on Thursday night resembled a divorce courtroom amid a bitter tiff between a pair that had fallen out.

This after Gigaba concluded the night time’s hearings with a jaw-dropping testimony of how he perceived his estranged spouse Norma Mngoma as an IT govt from a rich household.

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Gigaba’s revelations got here after a question on whether or not Mngoma was telling the reality that it was Dudu Myeni who organised and the Guptas who paid for his or her honeymoon seven years in the past. The former minister mentioned he believed Mngoma had paid for the vacation herself as a result of she led him to consider she had inherited her father’s wealth.

“When I met Miss Mngoma, she projected to me an image of a high-flying individual who was from a well-to-do family,” mentioned Gigaba. “She had told me that her father was a businessman living in New York City and that she herself regularly visited New York and, on occasion, would win awards from Mark Shuttleworth that would require her to go do some work in New York.

“She would come to see me in different vehicles that she said were hers, including an ML 320, a BMW 120 series and so on,” he went on.

“Now I knew her to be this high-flying IT executive who had worked at IBM and various other top-notch, well-paying IT companies.

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“Around 2011, she told me that her father in New York City passed away and left her a very handsome inheritance that was held on her behalf by her uncle, called Mthoko. I have never met this Mthoko. And so my understanding was that this was a very wealthy woman from a well-to-do family whose relatives were living in New York.”

For this motive, Gigaba added, he by no means questioned Mngoma when she mentioned they need to go on honeymoon to Mauritius. “I did not question her,” Gigaba mentioned, saying he thought it was remarkable for any husband to question their spouse’s bona fides, particularly after they claimed to be rich.

“In this case, this was my wealthy wife. So I went on holiday in Mauritius, which was our honeymoon. We enjoyed ourselves and spent two or three days and we came back.

“That the trip was facilitated by Miss Myeni, I only heard it for the first time from Miss Mngoma. All along I had presumed her to be responsible for the trip and that she paid for it from her inheritance and wealth,” he mentioned.

Therefore, mentioned Gigaba, he had no motive to suspect that the journey was facilitated by Myeni and paid for by the Gupta household.

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