How did Vytjie Mentor die? Cause of death explained

Vytjie Mentor, a former member of parliament and the chair of ActionSA Western Cape, has died. Mentor was one of the first to raise the alarm about state capture. Herman Mashaba, the president of ActionSA, confirmed this on August 23rd.

How did Vytjie Mentor die?

Mashaba said in a statement that Vytjie had been ill for some time and that her family had summoned the gathering to let them know that she had passed away from her illness after spending several months in the hospital.

Vytjie Mentor Cause Of Death

Mashaba emphasized that it is important to remember that Vytjie Mentor was the first to raise concerns about what is now referred to as “State Capture.”

Mentor described how the Guptas offered her a cabinet seat in exchange for halting SAA’s flights to India in her testimony before the State Capture Commission, but she declined the offer.

Who was Vytjie Mentor?

Prior to joining ActionSA as its Provincial Chairperson in the Western Cape, Mentor had served as a Member of Parliament from 2002 until 2014. However, she resigned from that position in June of this year owing to poor health.

The party has praised the 58-year-old as a true patriot who served her country despite opposition. ActionSA also expressed its deepest sympathies for the Mentor family’s loss to them.

Vytjie Mentor Accomplishments

Vytjie Mentor, sometimes known as Mabel Patronella Mentor, was a South African politician who served in the National Assembly from 2002 to 2014.

She died on August 23, 2022. She was an African National Congress representative who presided over the party’s caucus from 2004 until 2008. From 2009 to 2010, she served as the portfolio committee on public enterprises’ chair. She is recognised as one of the pioneers in breaking with the ANC to call attention to state capture.

Vytjie Early life and education

On October 19, 1963, in the former Cape Province of South Africa, Mabel Patronella Mentor was born. She graduated from Taung’s Batlhaping High School.

She completed her education at the University of the Witwatersrand, East Rand College, and Hebron Theological College. Mentor also pursued education via UNISA.

Vytjie Mentor Career

In March 2019, Mentor left the ANC and joined the African Christian Democratic Party. Herman Mashaba declared in July 2020 that Mentor had joined his brand-new political party, ActionSA. In October 2020, Mentor was chosen to lead the party’s Western Cape province. 

How did Vytjie Mentor die? Cause of death explained
How did Vytjie Mentor die? Cause of death explained

Due to health concerns, Mentor gave up his position as the party’s provincial chairperson on June 12, 2022. According to the party, she will take on a new role inside the organization. Mentor claimed that her weight loss journey was to blame for her poor health. She underwent bariatric surgery to help her lose weight, but after breaking her leg, she put on weight once more. Later on, she was identified as having candidiasis.

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Her family announced that she passed away on August 23, 2022, following a protracted illness.

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