danny jordaan rape allegations

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Danny Jordaan gets full support from Safa amid rape allegations

Safa have made it crystal clear that they are fully behind their embattled president.

danny jordaan rape allegations

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) have thrown their support behind rape-accused President, Danny Jordaan, and urged all to allow justice take its course.

This comes after singer and former ANC member of parliament, Jennifer Ferguson laid a charge of rape against the former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor, for an incident alleged to have occurred at a Port Elizabeth hotel in 1994.

The allegations came to light in October 2017, and Jordaan has vehemently maintained his innocence.

“We note that there has been, over a period of 6 months, a large scale of media attacks on our President; but on a more equitable and fair process the complainant, Ms. Jennifer Ferguson has only now referred her complaint to a forum that can deal with the matter in terms of the laws of country and our constitution,”a statement issued out by SAFA reads.

Also read: Danny Jordaan denies rape allegations

On Thursday afternoon, SAFA national executive committee member, Sammy Govender addressed the media and clearly stated out the federation’s position on the allegations.

“We as the NEC want to make it clear that everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” he said.

“We have seen in the past with our former State President, Jacob Zuma that he has faced a trial by media and it is likely the same with Mr Jordaan.”

According to Ferguson, she had afforded Jordaan the opportunity to talk without going to court and it was only after her call was ignored that she chose to lay charges.

Last week, the singer filed a charge at the Parkview Police Station and the case has since been transferred to Port Elizabeth.

On Monday, Jordaan said she welcomed the charge as it afforded him the opportunity to clear his name in court.

Also read: “Danny Jordaan is a liar, he did rape me” – Ex ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson