Second woman accuses Danny Jordaan of sexual assault

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A second woman has come forward and accused SAFA chief Danny Jordaan of sexual assault.

According to a report by Sunday Times, a 40-year-old author, opened a case of sexual harassment against Jordaan this week. This follows after musician and former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson reported a case of rape to the police in March.

In a affidavit filed by Ferguson, she described how Jordaan forcefully pressed himself up against her.

“He forcefully took me from behind and I could not defend myself. I entered the state of shock. Mr Jordaan forcefully grabbed me and violently sodomised me.”

The author, who cannot be named, in her affidavit makes mention of similar events. She alleges that Jordaan groped her, tried to force himself on her and attempted to rip off her underwear in the boardroom of a five-star Sandton hotel in March 2011, where she was interviewing him for her soccer-related book project. The woman says she was saved by a waiter knocking at the door.

Police refused to comment to TimesLIVE about the second woman’s allegations.

Jordaan’s lawyer, Mamodupi Mohlala, said the allegations seemed to be “an attempt to render Dr Jordaan illegible to stand for the Safa presidency  [next] Saturday. We verily believe that these so-called new allegations form part and parcel of what we previously said is an orchestrated campaign”.

[Source: Sunday Times]


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