Gigaba bought fancy suits in cash after visiting Guptas – inquiry hears

Former South African Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday was implicated for colluding with the infamous Guptas, by his ex-bodyguard who is ‘Witness 3’ at the state capture commission of inquiry.

Malusi Gigaba
Malusi Gigaba

The man, known as “witness three,” told the commission that Gigaba would visit the Gutpa residence where he collected bags of cash and bought tailored suits with the money.

Gigaba’s former bodyguard told the commission that the former Home Affairs minister was a regular at the Gupta compound in Saxonwold between 2010 and 2014.

The former minister’s ex- bodyguard said Gigaba instructed him and other body guards not to document his trips to the Guptas on the log book.

In 2018 Gigaba was accused of fast tracking the Guptas visas and their business associates from India.

Disgruntled South Africans took to social media to express their dismay over the former home affairs alleged corruption escapades with the Guptas. Xolani Ngcobo on social media questioned if this new testimony would lead to the Gigaba or Guptas’s arrest.

“Gigaba used to collect bags of cash from the Guptas. What’s going to happen about that?

“Are we going to see the Guptas and Gigaba arrested? We’ll find out when the next episode of this stunt continues,” he tweeted.

Twitter handle @AlexSithole bemoaned that though Gigaba had been implicated no legal action would be taken against him.

“Gigaba used to collect bag of cash from the Guptas. Ok fine! What’s going to happen to him? Nothing!” he said.