Former finance minister and ANC Youth League leader Malusi Gigaba's wife Norma Mngoma has opened up about her arrest in July for the first time, stating how her separation with estranged husband Malusi Gigaba affected her nine year old and seven year old sons even though their separation is still up in the air currently.
Norma detailed how her children witnessed her arrest resulting in them struggling to focus at school after she was accused of plotting to kill former Minister of Home Affairs and her husband Malusi Gigaba.
She also described her arrest, when members of the Hawks seized her electronic gadgets. Mngoma (40) said her two sons were present and witnessed the arrest, which took place last month at her marital home. Both her children, she said, were now struggling to concentrate in school.
On July 31, Mngoma made headlines when she was taken into custody after allegations that there had been a plot to kill Gigaba.
However she distanced herself from any involvement in such a plot, saying these were 'fake criminal charges'
She was held for more than 24 hours at Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria, but said in her statement that this had affected her sons more than it affected her.
Malusi Gigaba claims hitmen were hired to kill him "My two minor children were present at the house at the time of the arrest. The discussion with the Hawks took place in their presence, which was obviously traumatic for them and very insensitive on the part of the police officers," she declared.
My children were struggling at school, with teachers calling to notify me that they are upset as a result of the conflict at home” Norma said.
Norma stated the charges laid against her by Gigaba had no foundation and was no more than an attempt to tarnish her name and has admitted to being responsible for the wrecking of the G Wagon, as a result of her emotions which caused her to take a vegetable slicer and damage the vehicle belonging to Siyaya Peterson .
She also said that her anger was fueled when the Deputy State Security manager whom revealed that Malusi was a close friend with Peterson Siyaya and he was present in all of Malusi’s infidelity cases which resulted in her actions.