Caught on SMS - Gigaba's saucy exchanges exposed
The first form of evidence that Public Enterprise minister has not been loyal to his ex-wife have surfaced.
Sunday World last year published details of Gigaba's illicit tryst with a lass from Mpumalanga, Gugu Nkosi.
This week, this newspaper was shown SMSes the smooth-headed former ANC Youth League president exchanged with the woman.
"I love u Gugu Nkosi," wrote the minister on May 22 last year, to which she replied, using one of Gigaba's second names: "Luv u Knowledge Gigaba."
His other name is Nkanyezi, meaning "a star".
A series on the following day reads: "Howz my man?"
"He's superb; how's his woman?"
"She's fine n mics u so much."
"Yes babes n wena basakuphetse kahle lapho?"
"Kakhulu; bayangifukuzisa nje qha. Tell me, wenzani manje?"
"Wedwa noma noziban-banyana, umngane kaJomo?"
On May 25 the love is still in air, only there seems to be someone else in the picture: "Ukephi? Wenzani? Nobani?"
"Home alone he's in JHB until Thursday."
"Kusasa? Luv u. Ngzofona later."
"K babes luv u 2."
"I wish we were making luv."
On May 28, the exchange goes: "U b gud OK!"
"More dan gud ma luv."
"Ungafi I still need u more dan anything. Hey I've never felt like dis before."
"Hey I truly love u."
"I luv u 2 ma swtnes."
Gigaba's Don Juan ways are well documented. More than three years ago he had to repay the state after using his public credit card to buy R1000 worth of flowers for his then wife Thabong.
At his 40th birthday party in September last year, Gigaba flashed new flame Noma Mngoma.
His marriage to Thabong also crumbled last year.
Our story in November last year stated Luka Sandhlane, Nkosi's husband, was demanding R1.7m in damages from Gigaba for wrecking his marriage.
Gigaba also admitted to his current partner, Mngoma, that he was secretly meeting Nkosi while in Nelspruit. Gigaba's spokesperson, the son of late struggle stalwart Steve Tshwete, Mayihlome, says the minister will not entertain the story.
"The minister made a decision a long time ago that he won't be entertaining such matters," says Tshwete.
Nkosi declined to comment, only saying: "No comment."
Gigaba's portfolio is responsible for overseeing state-companies known as parastatals.
In recent years billions of rand of public money has gone to refloat sinking companies such as SAA.