Norma Mngoma Gigaba, wife of former finance minister Malusi Gigaba, has been arrested and is being detained at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria.
She was arrested at about 6pm on Friday at the couple’s Waterkloof home in Pretoria.
A source close to the family has revealed that Mngoma Gigaba was charged with malicious damage to property and crimen injuria. She is currently detained at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria.
According to sources known to Independent Media, Mngoma Gigaba was under investigation for damaging a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. The car is believed to belong to her husband.
A woman close to the family described the situation as ‘extremely tense’.
It is reported that a war of words has broken out between the police and a friend of Mngoma Gigaba, believed to be a prosecutor.
Independent Media identified a member of the family arriving at the police station in a white 4-series BMW.