10/05/2017 07:54 SAST | Updated 10/05/2017 12:22 SAST

Gigaba's Old Mistress Tweets Up a Storm, Appearing To Threaten The New Finance Minister

Buhle Mkhize has gone on a one-sided rant on social media with tweets about tapes, fake FB posts and the Guptas

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.

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.

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.