Bongani Bingwa: 'Danny Jordaan's defamation charge is an assault to all women'

Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa says the defamation charges laid by Danny Jordan against Jennifer Ferguson and Dr Irvin Khoza are an assault to all women who have made sexual abuse claims.

At the weekend it was revealed that Jordaan has laid a charge of defamation against the chairman of the Premier Soccer League and of football cub Orlando Pirates - Khoza is also the Vice President of SAFA.

Jordaan alleges that Khoza paid for Ferguson to come to South Africa from her current country of residence Sweden.

Ferguson who is a singer and a former ANC MP has given several interviews in which she has said that Jordaan raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth 25 years ago.

How exactly did the Ferguson allegations hurt him? In what way did the the football fraternity display any interest in what Ferguson has said? Was there a statement of condemnation? A suspension? A meeting with the accuser? Any sign she said something?

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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

No, the opposite! In October last year they (SAFA) said: they would support him and wanted to make it clear that the NEC believes everyone is innocent until proven guilty.There was no talk of suspending his involvement in football because of the gravity of the claims against him and that he would be given the space to clear his name away from the sport.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Constantly men give explanations for why women come forward to make public rape or sexual assault claims. Almost always it's explanations that seek to diminish the women as liars, con artists, pawns, weak, mere appendages to the male existence.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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

The scourge of gender based violence will not be ended until we all see women as fully capable of being in their own right and not there to serve some purpose for men. Danny Jordaan denies the alleged incident in 1993. This defamation charge is an assault to all women who have made claims like Ferguson.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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