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Sat Jul 30 01:42:47 SAST 2016

Guptas offered me a ministerial job – while Zuma was in another room: ANC MP

TMG Digital | 15 March, 2016 15:48
Former African National Congress MP Vytjie Mentor.
Image by: Vytjie Mentor via Facebook

Former African National Congress MP Vytjie Mentor has dropped a bombshell by saying that she was offered a job as Minister of Public Enterprises on the condition that she dropped the SAA flight route to India to give it to them.

“I refused and so was never made a minister‚” she said.

“The president was in another room when they offered this to me (at the Gupta home) in Saxonwold (Johannesburg).”

She made the disclosure in conversation with DA member Johann Abrie on Facebook. Mentor was chairperson of the public enterprises portfolio committee.

Abrie said he had referred the conversation to Parliament.

The offer was made when Barbara Hogen was removed as Minister of Public Enterprises.

The influential Gupta family with its known links to President Jacob Zuma has previously been linked to the appointment of Fikile Mbalula as sports minister and the infamous‚ short-lived tenure of Des van Rooyen as finance minister‚ as critics cry foul.

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