Former ANC MP, Vytjie Mentor has written to Judge Raymond Zondo apologising for wrongfully claiming to have been introduced to Fana Hlongwane by Duduzane Zuma on a flight.
In August 2018, Mentor testified that former president Jacob Zuma’s son approached her while en route to China and introduced her to two members of the Gupta family and Hlongwane.
The lawyer’s letter states that after mentioning Hlongwane’s name, she decided to look up his image on the Internet. That is when she realised that she had made a mistake.
“When I saw images of him on internet, I realised it’s not the man Duduzane Zuma introduced me to, the man I was introduced to is taller than Fana, and he has broad shoulders,” Mentor told Eyewitness News in a telephonic interview.
She went on to say she would apologise to Hlongwane. Mentor adds that she’s also willing to go back on record before the commission and publicly apologise.
“I still maintain Duduzane introduced me to a man, but after I was on the stand, it bothered me that I made an error in my book and at the commission.”
Hlongwane was preparing to cross-examine Mentor to dispute some of the allegations made against him.