Mbeki praises Mentor ‘as an activist, a valued MP’
Mentor claims a member of the Gupta family offered her the position of minister of public enterprises.
Mentor has made damning allegations on Facebook about the Gupta family who she claims offered her the position of minister of public enterprises after Barbara Hogan was re-deployed in 2010.
The social media post also claims that the offer came with conditions, including that Mentor scrap the South African Airways's India route to allow the Guptas to take over the service.
She further alleges that the Guptas offered her the post, while President Jacob Zuma was in another room, at the Gupta's residence in Saxonworld.
I chaired the ANC National Parliamentary Caucus when President Zuma was a Deputy President. He sat next to me and spoke...
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Zuma says he has no recollection of Mentor and has declined to comment on the alleged job offer.
In a short statement, Mbeki says he will not be drawn further into the matter.