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He knows me - Mentor suggests Zuma is lying

Vytjie Mentor has taken to Facebook to say her claims about the Guptas are true and she has more to tell.

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor. Picture: Facebook
President Jacob Zuma,Gupta family,Vytjie Mentor
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JOHANNESBURG – Former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Vytjie Mentor says she stands by her claim that the Guptas offered her the position of public enterprises minister in 2010, while Zuma was in the other room.

Mentor made the claims on Facebook, saying she was offered the job by the Guptas in exchange for a favourable business decision.

Facebook post by former ANC MP Vytie Mentor suggests the Gupta family offered her the position of Public Enterprises Minister. Picture: Screengrab

The former MP has once again taken to the social media site to say she was raised to tell the truth and was not lying when she claimed the Guptas offered her a ministerial job.

Mentor also says she worked closely with President Zuma before he became the Head of State, and finds it hard to believe that the president does not recall who she is.

She says she has known Zuma since he returned from exile, and the two of them sat in on numerous meetings together.

She goes on to list these, saying some happened on a weekly basis and others twice a month.

Mentor goes on to say that she also worked with him, on the ground, in the Northern Cape and claims that Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe would never claim not to know her.

Her message ends with a promise of more to come and says she has more to tell as far as the Gupta family is concerned.

But the ANC’s Zizi Kodwa says they have not confirmed the claims with Mentor.

“We have not been able to confirm anything with Vytjie Mentor. We wonder why she would have allowed and lived with that allegation for so long. But we leave that conspiracy aside. That she comes with it now is part of the issues that we cannot ignore.”

The Guptas have firmly denied offering mentor a job, and have dismissed other allegations of wrongdoing as gossip.

To read the official ANC statement on the matter, click here.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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