Former African National Congress (ANC) MP Vytjie Mentor has shared her thoughts on the ANC Women’s League’s Bathabile Dlamini’s alcohol-abuse allegations. In a series of Facebook posts, she let us in on what she and former ANC colleagues got up to after former president Thabo Mbeki’s second inauguration at the Union Buildings.
She said she was sitting in the SAA Business Lounge when four woman MPs who were in the ANCWL’s uniform joined her. Understandably so, as they were all tired, three of the four MPs started drinking “some harder stuff”.
“By the time our flight was called, one of them was very drunk and fell on the floor and threw up as well,” she said, without mentioning any names, though her story left many thinking she was talking about Dlamini.
She further posted about Dlamini’s looks, though she removed the post, as followers slammed her for “making fun of someone’s looks”.
“I fully agree that we should never ridicule any one for the way they look like [sic]. I also fully agree that we should never ridicule any medical condition of any one. I will never ridicule any one because they look different.
“I will delete the status that is construed to be attacking somebody for the way they look like. I apologise for creating that impression. If what I wrote sounds like I am attacking how she looks like as a person, I am sorry,” she said.
“If she is not using alcohol, what is she using then? SA needs an explanation?” Mentor wrote.