'Gigaba had not even sent the material to his wife, it was on his phone'

Social media has been abuzz since a sex video of Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba surfaced on the internet.

The minister revealed in a series of tweets that the video was stolen when his phone got hacked 18 months ago.

Gigaba says he reported the matter to authorities after it was used in a blackmail and extortion attempt by unknown culprits, which he turned down.

Gigaba says that he has hired a private investigator to find those responsible and the investigation is continuing.

Minister Gigaba engaged with Minister Mahlobo at the time he was reporting extortion attempts and seeking the Minister's intervention in that regard.

Vuyo Mkhize, Malusi Gigaba's personal spokesperson

Minister Mahlobo made a commitment to assist but he also gave him the recommendation to engage services of private contractors to try and speed up the process.

Vuyo Mkhize, Malusi Gigaba's personal spokesperson

It is important to know that he had not even sent the material to his wife. He intended to but ended up not sending. All he cared was that it was on his phone.

Vuyo Mkhize, Malusi Gigaba's personal spokesperson

The report to the extortion attempt to the police was made as early as May-June 2017.

Vuyo Mkhize, Malusi Gigaba's personal spokesperson

I do not think that any reasonable person would suspect that there is an attempt at playing the victim here or fabricating issues.

Vuyo Mkhize, Malusi Gigaba's personal spokesperson

Minister Gigaba apologised on social media after the video surfaced online...

Find out what is the way forward on this matter...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Gigaba had not even sent the material to his wife, it was on his phone'


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