Prior to that, the minister’s sex tape, which he says was intended for his wife, was leaked and went viral.
Gigaba spoke to eNCA and the SABC about the Constitutional Court ruling which dismissed his appeal against a lower court decision that he lied under oath in the Fireblade case. While he would not be drawn on specific around pending legal processes, he certainly did not mince his words on other issues.
“Daily” phone hackings
Responding eNCA’s question about his ability to adequately manage his private life after his phone was hacked and private material leaked, Gigaba said “when somebody hacks your phone, are you failing to manage your private lifestyle.”
The minister insisted that he was a target of relentless hacking. “My phone is a subject of hackings almost on a daily basis. I have to keep changing my passwords on my phone and my emails.”