October 31 – South Africa’s Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says he cannot act on claims of sexual assault against South African Football Association chief Danny Jordaan unless they are reported officially by the alleged victim.
Earlier this month Jordaan, the public face of the 2010 South Africa World Cup, was accused of rape by South African singer and one-time parliamentarian Jennifer Ferguson who alleged the offense took place some 24 years ago .
Ferguson said, however, she did not want a criminal case to be opened against Jordaan and Masutha says he can’t deal simply with statements made to the media.
“I can’t suddenly take sides in a matter of that nature, it could end up being one word against another,” he told reporters.
Jordaan has so far not responded publicly to the allegations.
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