Amused by the all that has been going on, regarding the controversial state capture, former MP Vytjie Mentor says President Jacob Zuma is running around like a “headless chicken in his bid to hide his evilsecretss.
Mentor who was reacting to Zuma’s sudden withdrawal of a court bid to keep the Public Protector’s “state capture” report under wraps accused Zuma of trying to hide the extent to which he has been damaging the country.
Former MP Vytjie Mentor surprised the country when she revealed that the Guptas offered her the job of public enterprises minister when Barbara Hogan was sacked in 2010.
She did not divulge all the details of what transpired on that day at the Guptas’ Saxonwold home while President Jacob Zuma was in another room. In return, they wanted her to drop SAA’s route to India and give it to them.
Though the president denied knowing anything about her, it was alleged that one of the Gupta brothers allegedly offered her the job, while President Jacob Zuma was in the house.
Former MP Vytjie Mentor, who was speaking on the sidelines of the Cape Town leg of the #SaveSouthAfrica march to the National Prosecuting Authority’s office, called on other ANC members to stand up and be counted to prove that there are other good members like her who are fed up with corruption.
Meanwhile, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) welcomes Zuma’s withdrawal of his application to interdict the release of the Public Protector’s “state capture” report.
Speaking for the party, Zizi Kodwa said the ANC wanted to know what was detailed in the report and had been looking forward to evidence on which it could act.
“We welcome it because, obviously, as the ANC, we take the allegations of corporate state capture very seriously,” Kodwa said, adding that the allegations undermined people’s confidence in the ANC and the character of South Africa as a democratic state.
“I am sure the president and others, even after the report is released, they still may take the report on review if there are procedural issues they are not happy about.”
According to him, ANC was not party to the case and could not comment on the legal aspects. However, it appreciated the rights of those implicated to use whatever legal recourse they had to clear their names.