South African football president denies raping ex-MP (Newvision)

South African football president denies raping ex-MP (Newvision)

South Africa’s football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault.

Jennifer Ferguson claimed online that Jordaan, who was responsible for organising the 2010 World Cup and also sits on the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee, raped her in hotel room in 1993.

“Dr Jordaan denies that he raped Ms Ferguson,” his lawyer Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi said in a statement.

“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. Read more

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