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Safa pledges its support for Danny Jordaan amid rape allegations

29 March 2018 4:30 PM
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Safa has raised concern over what it says is a "worrying tendency of a trial by the media".

The South African Football Association (Safa) National Executive Committee says it has noted a rape case opened against its president, Danny Jordaan and has defended him in a statement.

The charge of rape was laid by singer and former African National Congress (ANC) MP Jennifer Ferguson, last week.

She publicly accused Jordaan of sexually assaulting her at a Port Elizabeth hotel in 1994 last year.

READ: 'I'm not the only one' - Jennifer Ferguson lays rape case against Danny Jordaan

He has since denied the allegations.

Safa has come out and raised concern over what it says is a "worrying tendency of a trial by the media"

ALSO READ: 'I believe you, Danny Jordaan is a rapist': Eusebius to Jennifer Ferguson

The organisation's National Executive Committee has pledged it's support for Jordaan.

Read the full statement below.

702's Eusebius McKaiser says Safa's position on the matter is callous.

The irony here is that the very thing that they accuse the media of potentially doing to Danny Jordaan, they have just subjected Jennifer Ferguson to that.

Eusebius McKaiser, 702 talk show host

If you are doing battle when your name is being dragged through the mud, the last person you compare yourself to is Jacob Zuma.

Eusebius McKaiser, 702 talk show host

Click on the link below to listen to Eusebius' full comment....


This article first appeared on 702 : Safa pledges its support for Danny Jordaan amid rape allegations


29 March 2018 4:30 PM
Tags:
Safa
Rape
Danny Jordaan
South African Football Association
Jennifer Ferguson
rape allegations

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