First Thing, Daily Maverick's flagship newsletter

Join the 230 000 South Africans who read First Thing newsletter.

We'd like our readers to start paying for Daily Maverick

More specifically, we'd like those who can afford to pay to start paying. What it comes down to is whether or not you value Daily Maverick. Think of us in terms of your daily cappuccino from your favourite coffee shop. It costs around R35. That’s R1,050 per month on frothy milk. Don’t get us wrong, we’re almost exclusively fuelled by coffee. BUT maybe R200 of that R1,050 could go to the journalism that’s fighting for the country?

We don’t dictate how much we’d like our readers to contribute. After all, how much you value our work is subjective (and frankly, every amount helps). At R200, you get it back in Uber Eats and ride vouchers every month, but that’s just a suggestion. A little less than a week’s worth of cappuccinos.

We can't survive on hope and our own determination. Our country is going to be considerably worse off if we don’t have a strong, sustainable news media. If you’re rejigging your budgets, and it comes to choosing between frothy milk and Daily Maverick, we hope you might reconsider that cappuccino.

We need your help. And we’re not ashamed to ask for it.

Our mission is to Defend Truth. Join Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

Danny Jordaan will welcome criminal case over rape alle...

Newsdeck

Newsdeck

Danny Jordaan will welcome criminal case over rape allegations – lawyer

By News24
01 Nov 2017 0

Durban – SAFA boss Danny Jordaan, who has been accused of rape by former ANC MP and singer Jennifer Ferguson, will welcome any criminal proceedings instituted against him, his lawyer has said.

Jordaan’s attorney, Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, told News24 on Wednesday that he would be willing to face off against Ferguson in a court of law.

Ferguson accused Jordaan of raping her 24 years ago at a Port Elizabeth hotel.

Jordaan has not yet commented on the allegations himself. However, he was expected to release a statement later on Wednesday.

During an interview on Radio 702 on Tuesday evening, Ferguson said legal action was one of the options she was considering.

In response, Mohlala-Mulaudzi told News24: “Our client denies all allegations that have been levelled against him by Jennifer Ferguson in the strongest terms. She did indicate she intends bringing criminal charges against Dr Jordaan. We welcome that because we believe it will be the appropriate forum to address this issue.”

During the radio show, it emerged that two other women, who have not disclosed their identities, have also accused Jordaan of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Journalist Faith Daniels alleged during the Radio 702 show that, during a social gathering, a woman came forward to her and said Jordaan had attempted to rape her, but she “got away”.

Ferguson also indicated that there was another woman who wanted to keep her identity hidden but still talk about her alleged inappropriate experience with Jordaan.

“The third person will come through in a protected identity. There are huge business and power interests that are being threatened. We are perceived as a honey trap, part of some hidden conspiracy. But we are guided by our own impulse to heal,” she told Radio 702 host Karima Brown.

Mohlala-Mulaudzi told News24 said that they would not address the allegations made by the other two women.

“They are faceless and we are not certain of their allegations. For now, we will address Ms Ferguson and her allegations.”

Ferguson’s claim comes as women around the world share their stories on social media about rape and sexual assault as part of the #MeToo campaign, in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. DM

Gallery

Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted