'Her name is Norma Mngoma': Norma drops Gigaba surname

27 August 2020 - 08:20 By Unathi Nkanjeni
Norma Gigaba is now Norma Mngoma.
Norma Gigaba is now Norma Mngoma.
Image: Instagram/Norma Gigaba

Malusi Gigaba's estranged partner Norma has dropped the former home affairs minister's surname, announcing that she is going back to her maiden name.

Norma Mngoma, as she would like to be referred to now, announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she is using her maiden name again as she dedicated the day to herself.

“Let me reintroduce this beautiful lady, who I’m crushing on her today WCW (women crush Wednesday) ... Her name is Norma Mngoma,” wrote Norma.

The businesswoman went on to share that she is happy to be using her maiden name again, saying “this is who I am and where I belong”.

Mngoma also changed all her social media handles with the hashtag #Newbeginnings.

The politician laid charges against his estranged partner for allegedly damaging a R3m Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG allegedly belonging to a friend of his.

She faces charges of malicious damage to property and crimen injuria and will appear in court on September 14.

Her legal team has said it intends bringing a civil matter to challenge the validity of her arrest.

“From the time the matter was investigated by the Hawks, they had visited her house multiple times. They came to her house late on Friday afternoon, and one wonders why that happened,” said her attorney Victor Nkwashu.