Gigaba sorry for pinky slur on EFF man
HOME Affairs Minister Malusi Gigabahas apologised unreservedly for makinga gesture with his pinky fingerat an EFF MP during Parliament’svolatile sitting on Tuesday.
In a tweet, the minister said thatbeing provoked, combined with thestrain he was under, was no excusefor making the gesture.
He agreed with another tweetwhich said the gesture fed into a“toxic masculinity discourse”.
The pinky gesture was a retort toEFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s suggestionthat cellphones without camerasbe given to Cabinet ministers, to avoid their phones being hacked.
To laughter from the EFF benches,Ndlozi said: “Honourable President[Cyril Ramaphosa], you know thisphone doesn’t have a camera.
“You may want to start orderingit for Cabinet members, because itwill save us a lot [from] some oftheir embarrassing activities.
“It can’t even be hacked thisphone. Can I come maybe give it toyou so you have a model of whatphones might be critical for honourableCabinet members?”
It was a reference to the selffilmedvideo of Gigaba which leaked last month. The video contained“content of a sexual nature”, whichGigaba claimed was released afterhis phone was hacked.
The minister responded to Ndloziby raising his pinky — a gesturesome interpreted to be an insult regardingthe MP’s penis size.
Gigaba’s gesture earned him scornon social media. — News24.
ECNA reporter Lester Kiewit’stweet of the dramatic momentled to much online scorn onTuesday.