Mentor hits back at Zuma's denial

President Jacob Zuma. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

President Jacob Zuma. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has taken to Facebook again to refute a statement from President Jacob Zuma that he “does not remember” her. 

In a post on Monday night, she claimed she was offered a ministerial post by the Guptas in exchange for benefits.

In two separate statements on Tuesday night, the President denied knowing Mentor, and dismissed media reports that she accompanied him on a state visit to China in 2010. “The President has no recollection of Ms Mentor and is not aware of the alleged incidents in her career that she has reportedly written about on social media,” the Presidency said. 

Mentor hit back at the denial today, detailing the various times she interacted with Zuma. Mentor previously chaired the ANC caucus in Parliament while Zuma was deputy president and leader of government business.

She has promised to provided more details soon, writing: “I was raised on the TRUTH, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!! I am standing where I am standing. I love South Africa too much. I am NOT raffled. The truth shall be victorious at the end. The truth always win [sic]!”

The Gupta family on Tuesday denied offering Mentor a ministerial position. They have threatened legal action and challenged her to file an affidavit regarding her allegations. 

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