Gigaba in fresh trouble for sticking out pinky finger in parliament

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Twitter users are having fun at the moment with the controversies surrounding the Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba.

Gigaba was seemed to be the centre of mockery on Tuesday as  parliament made his predicament even worse with the questions thrown at him.

However, under fire Gigaba on Wednesday apologised “unreservedly” for a gesture he made towards EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi in the National Assembly during a question and answer session by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Malusi Gigaba@mgigaba

I apologise, unreservedly, for this gesture. The petty taunts that provoked it and the strain I have been taking, over the past 10 days, are no excuse for my indiscretion which is perfectly summed-up in this tweet by @SpheDludla.

Sphelele@SpheDludla

I’m waiting for social studies feminist academics to advance a debate how this @mgigaba‘s gesture to @MbuyiseniNdlozi feeds into toxic hypermasculinity discourse and jealousy in men setting in over whose dick is bigger and how this leads to gender-based violence and femicide

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Sphelele@SpheDludla

I’m waiting for social studies feminist academics to advance a debate how this @mgigaba‘s gesture to @MbuyiseniNdlozi feeds into toxic hypermasculinity discourse and jealousy in men setting in over whose dick is bigger and how this leads to gender-based violence and femicide

Gigaba came under fire on Tuesday after he was captured waving his pinky finger at Ndlozi after the latter suggested that ministers utilise camera-less cellphones and avoid recording themselves, referring to Gigaba’s leaked sex tape.

Ndlozi showed the house a burner phone during the question and answer session and suggested to Ramaphosa that he advise members of his Cabinet to not use camera phones and use burner phones as they cannot be hacked.

The exchanges extended to the social media, with people reacting.