Vytjie Mentor again calls for review of electoral system

Vytjie Mentor says the electoral system should be reviewed to hold leaders accountable.

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor. Picture: Facebook

CAPE TOWN - Former African National Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Vytjie Mentor has reiterated a call to review the electoral system to hold leaders accountable in what she calls an "unravelling democracy".

Speaking at the Cape Town Press Club yesterday, Mentor said she doesn't believe the current electoral system is in the interest of the people.

On the conduct of some ANC leaders, Mentor says she's noticed an escalation in arrogance within the party.

The former MP called the ANC's Youth League, Women's League and national leadership arbiters of the ruling party who support patronage.

Their role, she says, is to serve the agenda of their master, President Jacob Zuma.

Mentor suggests the electoral system be revisited to allow the electorate greater control in choosing representatives.

She's also called on the country to employ its collective wisdom to topple patronage with the same zeal used to topple apartheid.

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