Vytjie Mentor to be cross examined before Zondo commission

2019-02-09 16:40
Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has admitted that she may have incorrectly identified a man she was introduced to by Duduzane Zuma as Fana Hlongwane (Conrad Bornman, Gallo Images, Rapport, file)

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has admitted that she may have incorrectly identified a man she was introduced to by Duduzane Zuma as Fana Hlongwane (Conrad Bornman, Gallo Images, Rapport, file)

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Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor is set to return to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture on Monday and will be the first witness to be cross examined.

According to a statement by the commission, Mentor will return to the witness stand to complete her evidence and be cross-examined by those who were granted leave to do so.

Duduzane Zuma, son to former president Jacob Zuma, as well as businessman Fana Hlongwane will be cross-examining Mentor.

Two of the Gupta brothers also applied to question Mentor, but were turned down by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo who is chairing the inquiry. The decision was made on the basis that they refused to testify in South Africa, wanting to appear before the commission remotely.  

READ: Mentor describes her encounter with Zuma at Gupta's Saxonwold home

Mentor testified before the commission in August last year where she claims that she was offered the ministerial position of public enterprises by the Guptas at their Saxonworld compound.

Mentor told the commission that Ajay Gupta had offered her the post if she, in turn, would drop the SAA Johannesburg to Mumbai route so a Gupta-linked company, Jet Airways, could benefit.

She also claimed that she was introduced to one of the Gupta brothers by Duduzane Zuma and that he was in the Gupta compound when she had the meeting with Ajay.

Previously, Mentor made a U-turn at the commission after she admitted that she may have incorrectly identified a man she was introduced to by Duduzane Zuma as Fana Hlongwane.

READ: #StateCaptureInquiry: Vytjie Mentor does an about turn on Fana Hlongwane

News24 reported that in a letter to the commission, Mentor admitted that she made an error in identifying Hlongwane.

Read more on:    duduzane zuma  |  guptas  |  zondo commission
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