JOHANNESBURG - Former ANC parliamentarian Vytjie Mentor on Tuesday said she became worried that her police case against former president Jacob Zuma and the Gupta brothers would be swept under the carpet after laying charges against them for alleged corruption in 2016.
Mentor said her fears were realised when official Mandla Mtolo, who identified himself as an advocate for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known as the Hawks, told her that her criminal case cannot be investigated unless she removes Zuma's name from the complaint she filed with Western Cape top detectives in May 2016.
She discovered a month later that her statement had been fetched with a private jet and was in Pretoria at the instruction of former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza.
She said she agreed to remove Zuma's name from her statement.
"I told Mtolo that I will remove it...but I was tricking him because I wanted the investigation to begin. My plan was to reinstate Zuma's name again later during the investigation," she told the commission.