Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has found himself at the centre of a social media storm once again.
Tweets from the alleged account of Buhle Mkhize, the socialite with whom he previously had an affair, have gone viral.
In them, she appears to threaten Gigaba and his wife, Norma, saying she has a tape that could embarrass the minister.
Wena STOP yourself or the Mauritius trip and somewill come to light.Our June 2 three way conversation is still safely on tape @normzmngoma.— Buhle Mkhize (@buhlemkhize85) May 9, 2017
Mkhize's tweets include a claim that a Facebook post threatening to upload a naked video that Gigaba sent her are from a fake account.
Fake Facebook account !!!. I did NOT and will NEVER write anything on Facebook or Instagram regarding this matter. pic.twitter.com/QgFKpLhJmd— Buhle Mkhize (@buhlemkhize85) May 9, 2017
Gigaba and Mkhize previously engaged in a lengthy Twitter war in 2015-2016. Mkhize and Norma Gigaba have had their spats on social media, too.
Norma said recently in an interview with eNCA that she and Gigaba had dealt with the affair and reconciled.