JOHANNESBURG – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has apologised for the gesture he made in Parliament on Tuesday.
Gigaba’s apology comes after a fellow Twitter user asked him what his gestures meant to “toxic hypermasculinity, and that it might lead to gender-based violence and femicide.”
The under fire minister made hand gestures well EFF speaker Mbuyiseni Ndlozi in the National Assembly whilst addressing the Gigaba’s hacking of his phone, which led to a leak of a sex video involving himself, during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s question-and-answer session.
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 pic.twitter.com/oLjXnUjKId
— Sphelele (@SpheDludla) November 6, 2018
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. https://t.co/Gqko6q5fG2
— Malusi Gigaba (@mgigaba) November 7, 2018
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