Vytjie Mentor: Parly has failed to hold executive power to account

She says the breakdown in SA’s political gains has created an environment where citizens will suffer.

FILE: Former African National Congress (ANC) MP Vytjie Mentor. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Vytjie Mentor has echoed the sentiments of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan saying the deterioration of the country's political climate will inevitably impact on economic health.

Mentor was speaking at the Cape Town Press Club earlier today.

Mentor says attacks on key institutions, including the South African Broadcasting Corporation ( SABC) and the National Treasury, have opened them to manipulation by some in the private sector.

Earlier this year, Mentor revealed on social media that one of the Gupta brothers had offered her a ministerial post.

Speaking at the Cape Town Press Club today, the former ANC MP said the breakdown in the country's political gains has created an environment where citizens will suffer.

She adds Parliament has also failed to hold executive power, including President Jacob Zuma, to account.

Mentor adds that the ANC Youth League and the Women's League have been created to support patronage.

She has called out the two bodies, and the national leadership, as arbiters of the ruling party who support patronage.

The former ANC member says their "role is to serve the agenda of its master" - President Jacob Zuma.

Mentor has called on the country to employ its collective wisdom to topple patronage with the same zeal used to topple apartheid.

Calling Zuma a "compromise candidate" for party's position of deputy president back in 1997, Mentor also called for the dissolution of Parliament for its defence of "wrong doing".

The event was streamed live by eNCA.