Gigaba awaits IG findings on sex video leak

Gigaba awaits IG findings on sex video leak

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba maintains he doesn't know who leaked a sexually explicit video allegedly stolen from his cell phone. 

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Social media has been abuzz after Gigaba released a statement on Twitter, apologising to his family and friends for the potential harm the leaked video might have caused. 

The video was allegedly leaked a year ago, when Gigaba was still the Minister of Finance. 

He says his cell phone was hacked. 

"Whatever the minister has done, is what he did in the past when this matter first came to his attention. He is not doing anything at this moment, he is going on with his life and his work," says spokesperson Vuyo Mkhize.


While Gigaba says the video has been used to black mail him, Mkhize says he doesn't know who leaked it. 

"We don't have a view as to who's behind the distribution of this material. We don't know, all that we know is the information that was presented to the minister, showing that his communication was unlawfully intercepted, and his devices were illegally accessed, that information is with the Inspector General, and the minister is awaiting an update from the IG on the progress of that investigation," adds Mkhize.

Early last year, a Twitter account claiming to belong to Buhle Mkhize, a woman who came out in 2014 as Gigaba's mistress, created a storm on Twitter responding to a TV interview with Gigaba's wife, Norma.

Mkhize threatened the release of a video between herself, Gigaba and his wife. 

Gigaba and Mkhize were engufled in a war on Twitter in 2015. 

Asked whether Gigaba has seen reports on social media that he should resign, his spokesperson Vuyo Mkhize says this is a personal matter and should not reflect on the ministers official duties. 

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