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

Watch the full comment below


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'We sing to make the truth more bearable'

'We sing to make the truth more bearable'

Jennifer Ferguson is performing her JENNIFER#wetoo show, hosts a series of performances at the Baxter Theater.

'The workplace is not pro-woman' - panelists discuss sexual harassment

'The workplace is not pro-woman' - panelists discuss sexual harassment

A panel of women discuss how patriarchy and misogyny manifest in the workplace, lecture hall, court room and other social spaces.

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

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

Former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson ready to go to court against Jordaan, who has denied raping Ferguson in a hotel room in 1994.

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

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

Activist and musician Jennifer Ferguson, says she has not ruled out the route of a civil court regarding her rape claim.

I would like to see Danny stand with his spine erect - Jennifer Ferguson

I would like to see Danny stand with his spine erect - Jennifer Ferguson

The woman accusing Safa boss Danny Jordaan of raping her 20 years ago says she is now in talks with her legal friends.

Popular articles
Feasibility study for Gautrain expansion completed but no approval yet

Feasibility study for Gautrain expansion completed but no approval yet

MEC for Transport Ismail Vadi says the feasibility study has been submitted to Treasury for consideration and formal approval.

Magashule has never taken responsibility for anything says Mxolisi Dukwana

Magashule has never taken responsibility for anything says Mxolisi Dukwana

Dukwana accuses Magasshule of taking him to Saxonwold and asking him to sign a project over to the Guptas for R2 million a month.

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge Mandela Makaula has dismissed the defence application saying it has no merit.

Lebelo's lawyer refuses to give evidence at Nugent Commission

Lebelo's lawyer refuses to give evidence at Nugent Commission

EWN Reporter Barry Bateman gives the latest on what is happening at the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Sars.

'As long as I'm mayor, I'm not going to sit back and watch criminals take over'

'As long as I'm mayor, I'm not going to sit back and watch criminals take over'

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba says criminals cannot be allowed to threaten service delivery in the city.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.