- Vytjie Mentor has switched over to the ACDP
- This follows Mentor's public condemnation of her former party, the ANC
- Mentor also made headlines recently when she testified before the Zondo Commission
Vytjie Mentor, former ANC MP, has reportedly joined the ranks of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP).
This comes after Mentor publicly slammed the ANC and advised South Africans not to vote for the party.
Additionally, Mentor also appeared as a witness before the Zondo Commission.
Speaking at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Mentor claimed that the Guptas had offered her a job, ostensibly on dubious grounds. Notably, during cross-examination, some details of Mentor's testimony did not add up or could not be corroborated.
Mentor left Parliament in 2014, and has recently been vocal in her condemnation of the ruling party.
Mentor had also suggested several weeks ago that she may be seeking to join a new political party. With only the May 8 election only weeks away, her switch to the ACDP makes for a sudden, last-minute change.
The ACDP confirmed that Mentor was joining the party on social media and said it would be holding a press briefing on Thursday to provide the public with more information.
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