Warren Mabona
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31 Mar 2016
5:58 pm

Maphatsoe took Guptas’ money – Mentor

Warren Mabona

Maphatsoe yesterday dismissed Mentor’s allegations, saying he was considering legal action against her.

Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association president Kebby Maphatsoe. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has alleged that national chairperson of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), Kebby Maphatsoe, siphoned R10 million from the Gupta family and various sources that was meant for former combatants.

Mentor made the allegation on her Facebook account in reaction to Maphatsoe’s claim that Mentor was part of the ANC faction that recently concocted a plan to change the South African regime. She said Maphatsoe was a double agent and was shot on his arm while trying to escape from the UmKhonto we Sizwe (MK) camp in exile in Uganda more than two decades ago.

“The money was meant for MK ex-combatants but a large portion of that money ended in his own personal pockets,” wrote Mentor.

“I do not get scared by war-time cowards and enemy-agents who have become peace-time heroes. He can howl on from now henceforth. I am done responding to him.”

The MK was the ANC’s armed wing that fought against apartheid in the past.

Maphatsoe yesterday dismissed Mentor’s allegations, saying he was considering legal action against her.

“I think she is not normal in her head,” said Maphatsoe.

“She is taking stories from rumours. She must prove these allegations to the ANC so that the ANC can remove me from the national executive committee and government because I am corrupt.”