Ajay Gupta has dismissed as “fiction” former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor’s evidence that he offered her a ministerial position and lists several reasons why she is lying‚ including her statement that she was offered mutton curry when they met. In a 42-page affidavit before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture‚ Ajay disputes several claims Mentor made in her testimony: • He denies offering her the job of public enterprises minister‚ saying his family never had an interest in Jet Airlines‚ which Mentor claims was the basis for Ajay offering her the post. He was responding to Mentor’s evidence in which she said: “If I agree to facilitate that SAA doesn’t fly that route [Johannesburg to Mumbai] any more‚ then I could become the minister of public enterprises … I asked him: ‘How so?’ Ajay says: ‘Neither I nor any of the entities in which I have an interest ever had a partnership with an airline‚ let alone one that could take over the SA-India route’.” Mentor claimed Ajay Gupta the...

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