Norma Gigaba, the wife of former cabinet minister Malusi Gigaba, was released from the holding cells of Brooklyn police station in Pretoria on Saturday.
Her attorney, Victor Nkwashu, said the 40-year-old would appear in court on Monday.
“We can confirm that bail has been fixed for her at R5,000 and that she will appear in court on Monday,” he said.
She was arrested on Friday night in the presence of her husband at their home in Waterkloof, Pretoria, and was expected to spend the weekend in a cell.
It is alleged that the mother of two damaged a high-end car that her husband had been using after borrowing it from a friend.
Gigaba went to the police last week to register a complaint of malicious damage to property.
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 on Friday evening that a suspect has been arrested, after a warrant of arrest was executed.
"The suspect is facing charges of assault and malicious damage to property," Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 on Friday.
A video of a damaged vehicle went viral on social media this week.
It is believed the vehicle belongs to her husband, Malusi.
The incident comes after numerous allegations of extra-marital affairs involving Gigaba, which he has denied profusely.
Earlier in the year, Sunday World reported that the couple had separated and was in the process of a divorce.
In 2018, Gigaba was the subject of a leaked sex video, which he had allegedly sent to a woman believed to be his mistress.
However, the ex-Cabinet minister said the video was meant for his wife’s eyes only.