Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is taking legal action against a woman he alleges is attempting to extort money from him.
News24 reports that it has in its possession,letters by Mboweni's lawyer,Jerome Levitz, that a woman has threatened to divulge WhatsApp and voice-recorded conversations between her and Mboweni.
Allegedly the woman has been offered R100 000 to go public with the correspondence.
He met the woman online, but maintains they never met in person nor had a romantic relationship.
The woman requested Mboweni pay R7 000 for her rent and registration, which he declined.
According to correspondence between Levitz and the woman, Mboweni has been advised to take further action by reporting the incident to the police.