Zuma says he didn’t remember Mentor until he saw her picture

Vytjie Mentor
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The State Capture Commission has adjourned after hearing evidence from former President, Jacob Zuma, who told the commission in Johannesburg that he only had a recollection of who the former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor was after he saw her picture. Earlier, Zuma made claims that he never had any interaction with Mentor.

Zuma conceded the first statement of no recollection of Mentor was incorrect.

The Commission is still to rule on the credibility of Mentor’s evidence regarding a cabinet post offer allegedly made by the Guptas.

Zuma claims that at the time he was asked about Mentor, he couldn’t remember her.

“We have clarified the point that when I was asked about her from the beginning, I couldn’t have any recollection so I gave that answer that I had no recollection. But when I saw her picture, I remembered her. She was responding to comments made by the presidency at the beginning when she said here that I introduced her to the caucus; I think she’s very much mistaken.”

State Capture evidence leader, Paul Pretorius, was dealing with Zuma’s claim he had no recollection of Mentor. Commission chair Justice Raymond Zondo had an exchange with Pretorius about correcting the statement.

Listen to the exchange below: