Norma Mngoma has detailed her painful ordeal before her separation from husband Malusi Gigaba. In a lengthy affidavit she speaks about how her arrest which happened at their marital home, had affected her kids as it took place in front of them.
According to City Press, the former minister’s wife wrote a lengthy 50-page affidavit where she denies any involvement in illegal activities.
A highlight in her statement is how all of what happened had negatively affected her children and their performance at school.
She was charged with malicious damage to property and crimen injura when her arrest took place in July, and her electronic gadgets were seized by the Hawks. Another starling charge was allegations that she had plotted to have her husband killed.
Distancing herself from such charges, she simply dismissed them as fake criminal charges.
Norma says that her two sons aged seven and nine were deeply affected by her arrest more than her.
“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.
“My children were struggling at school, with teachers having called to notify me that the children were upset as a result of the conflict at home and the harassment by the Hawks they had witnessed. I also had no way of accessing messages from their teachers, as during that time all my gadgets were confiscated,” she wrote.
On the charges, Norma claims that her husband Malusi had told her that he dropped the charges that he had opened however that was false. She admitted that she did damage the G-Wagon that belonged to a businessman Thapelo Tshephe.
This was the result of her anger which was caused by Malusi’s extra-marital affairs. Norma claims that Malusi has still not withdrawn the charges.
“I realised that he lied to me. In fact the criminal charges he had laid against me had not been withdrawn. When I confronted him about that, he told me there must have been a mistake and he would be withdrawing the case that afternoon at the Brooklyn Police station. To date he has not done so,” she wrote.
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