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Singer accuses South Africa football boss of rape

Danny Jordaan

South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago.

He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has alleged in a blog.

According to a BBC report, Mr Jordaan, who organised the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Now living in Sweden, Ms Ferguson said she had been moved by the #MeToo campaign on social media to speak out.

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She said the attack took place when she was “high and happy” following her unexpected nomination by Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) party to serve in South Africa’s first democratically elected parliament in 1994.

Mr Jordaan, a prominent member of the ANC and president of the South African Football Association, came to her hotel suite after she had given a performance at a dinner.

Ms Ferguson said it was not her intention to “punish” the perpetrator, but to bring to light the truth which has been hidden through years of shame.

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