Safa president Danny Jordaan is set to approach the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the wake of rape allegations laid against him.
The football fraternity was put in a state if shock when former African National Congress (ANC) MP Jennifer Ferguson alleged that Jordaan had raped her more than 20 years ago.
With the highly-publicised case in full swing, Jordaan’s lawyers released a statement, reiterating their client’s claims that Ferguson’s sentiments are ‘unfounded and untrue’.
‘It is almost a month since we learned in a press report that Jennifer Ferguson has laid a complaint against Dr Danny Jordaan about an alleged incident more than 20 years ago.
Despite numerous attempts to contact authorities including two letters directed to the South African Police Service, we have been unable to determine any information about the whereabouts of the docket.
The lack of information is damaging to our client.
As Dr Jordaan’s attorneys, we have attempted to engage the SAPS and the investigating officer in this matter and will soon contact the National Prosecuting Authority in an attempt to have the matter dealt with as soon as reasonably possible.
We reiterate that Ms Ferguson’s allegations are absolutely unfounded and untrue and that her true motives are deeply suspect.
Mohlala Attorneys,’ the statement read.
SAFA previously confirmed at a press conference that the National Executive Committee (NEC) is backing Jordaan, saying that he is innocent until proven guilty.
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