The luxury SUV at the centre of Malusi Gigaba’s damaged property belongs to a North West businessman.

Thapelo Tshephe said he loaned the Mercedes Benz G-Class to the former minister because Gigaba was having car trouble.

The former minister’s wife, Norma Gibaba, has been charged with malicious damage to property for allegedly vandalising the car in July.

Tshepe said the former minister called him for help just before lockdown because Gigaba’s car had broken down.


It was previously reported that the damaged black SUV belonged to Gigaba’s friend and co-complainant Peterson Siyaya.

Siyaya has taken several media houses, including eNCA, to court for saying that he was the owner.

The case against Norma Gigaba is back in court on 14 September.