– Norma Gigaba has been released from a Pretoria holding cell on Saturday
– This comes after Malusi Gigaba’s wife spent the night in jail after her arrest on Friday
– Bail has been set at R5 000 with the former minister’s partner expected in court on Monday
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Norma Gigaba has been released from Brooklyn police station in Pretoria after the former minister’s wife was arrested on Friday.
It is understood that she is currently facing charges of malicious damage to property. The issue is centred around a Mercedes G-Wagon that a friend had lent Malusi Gigaba.
TimesLIVE spoke to her lawyer Victor Nkwashu who confirmed that the 40-year-old mom of two would be appearing in court soon:
We can confirm that bail has been fixed for her at R5,000 and that she will appear in court on Monday.”
READ ALSO: SARS records tax losses higher than both Covid-19 loans combined
The publication reported that Gigaba himself had laid the charges against his wife but few details are known for certain at this stage.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has painted a grim picture of SA’s tax collected for the first few months of its fiscal year.
SA has lost more tax revenue in the first three and a half months of this period that the loans from the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank combined.
With the Covid-19 lockdown seeing most economic activity coming to a halt tax relief has contributed to this situation.
The ban on tobacco and alcohol imposed by the government has also greatly affected the amount of tax paid over to SARS.
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