South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba made a sex tape for his wife, but his cell phone got stolen and was hacked. The sex tape has been leaked among politicians and it’s been used to blackmail him.
Gigaba’s spokesperson confirmed that the video does not feature the minister’s wife Norma. It is reportedly a video of Gigaba alone, which he made for his wife.
In a series of tweets on Sunday morning October 28, 2018, Malusi Gigaba revealed after the video got leaked, it was first used to blackmail him when he was appointed finance minister in March 2017. According to Gigaba, he neglected the attempt and reported the incident to the relevant authorities.
The video has surfaced again – and this time it is circulating among politicians.
Gigaba apologized to his family for the embarrassment which they may suffer as a result of the video which he says was “meant for our eyes only”.
However, Malusi Gigaba has resigned from his post two weeks after he was seen in a viral video seriously masturbating, which he claimed was meant for his wife.
According to the BBC, Malusi Gigaba accused South Africa’s security services of hacking his phone and releasing the 13-second video.
BBC also reported that a statement from the presidency said Gigaba, a senior member of the governing African National Congress (ANC) – was “stepping aside for the sake of our country and the movement to which he belongs”.
Prior to the resignation, the embattled 47-year-old minister had been hit with other controversies following which many anticorruption activists and opposition parties called on Cyril Ramaphosa to sack him.
Earlier, reports say he was accused of using his roles in various ministerial portfolios to assist the controversial Gupta business family from India which was widely linked to several corruption scandals under ex-President Jacob Zuma’s administration.