Vytjie Mentor says she may not have met Fana Hlongwane on a flight to Dubai
Mentor told the Zondo inquiry in August that Duduzane Zuma had introduced her to the controversial Hlongwane on a flight to China in 2010
Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has admitted that the man Duduzane Zuma allegedly introduced her to on a flight to Dubai may not have been businessperson Fana Hlongwane. In her testimony to the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture in August‚ Mentor described how former president Jacob Zuma’s son approached her on a flight to China in 2010 and introduced her to two members of the Gupta family. Mentor said Zuma also introduced her to the controversial Hlongwane on the same flight. However‚ lawyers acting on behalf of Mentor wrote to the commission this week, saying she had made an error. “After our client’s appearance before the commission she decided to view images of [Hlongwane] on the internet. After reflection on those images she has come to realise that they are not of the person she was introduced to by [Zuma] on the Emirates flight‚” the lawyers wrote. “Our client persists in her version that she was introduced to a black man by [Zuma]‚ who referred to him as ‘chairman’ …...
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