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01 Nov 2017 13:38
Safa boss Danny Jordaan. (Gallo)
SAFA boss Danny Jordaan has broken his silence after being accused of rape by former ANC MP and singer Jennifer Ferguson.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Jordaan denied raping Ferguson in a Port Elizabeth hotel 24 years ago.
Jordaan’s attorney, Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, released the following statement:
“Ms Ferguson has alleged that Dr Jordaan raped her 24 years ago. Dr Jordaan denies that he raped Ms Ferguson.
“In light of the scourge of gender-based violence in this country and Dr Jordaan’s sensitivity toward the issue he had to consider carefully his response, if any, in public to the allegations made by Ms Ferguson.
Dr Jordaan’s perceived silence in the face of such serious allegations is because of his empathy with the victims of gender-based violence.
“We have accordingly, as his attorneys, advised Dr Jordaan that he must not participate in a public discourse of the allegation made against him by Ms Ferguson.
From a legal viewpoint, serious allegations of the kind made by Ms Ferguson can only be ventilated in a court of law, where the rights of all parties are protected.” – News24
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