Former senior MP claims Guptas offered her Cabinet post

2016-03-15 14:34

Cape Town – A former senior ANC MP and chairperson of the portfolio committee on public works, Vytjie Mentor, has claimed that the Gupta family offered her a post as a minister.

In a post which has since been deleted on Facebook, Mentor says President Jacob Zuma was “in another room when they offered me this in Saxonworld”.

“But they hap [sic] previously asked me to become Minister of Public Enterprises when Barbara Hogan got the chop, provided that I would drop the SAA flight-route to India and give to them,” Mentor wrote in the post.

Just days ago, Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem was quoted as saying that it “appears that important decisions are being taken at Saxon World that the Union Buildings only come to hear later”.

He said the party regularly hears that the Guptas’ company “is the first to inform MPs of their imminent promotion” as Cabinet ministers.

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