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Danny Jordaan mum on rape accusation by former ANC MP

Jennifer Ferguson has come forward, alleging that Jordaan sexually assaulted her at a Port Elizabeth hotel in 1997.

FILE: Safa president Danny Jordaan. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN – South African Football Association (Safa) head Danny Jordaan has yet to respond to claims that he raped a former ANC MP and more than 20 years ago.

Jennifer Ferguson has come forward, alleging that Jordaan sexually assaulted her at a Port Elizabeth hotel in 1997.

Meanwhile, one of former tennis coach Bob Hewitt's rape survivors has reached out to Ferguson.

Rape survivor Suellen Sheehan says that she has started a new life following Hewitt’s trial and has a new name, Olivia Jasriel.

Jasriel says she wants to sit down with Ferguson to convince her to lay criminal charges.

“I know from personal experience that it can be done. I took on an entire planet. Others assumed I wouldn’t do it, but I did it. There are people who can stand with her and she becomes stronger.”

Jasriel says that by speaking out, Ferguson has already won half of the battle.

Eyewitness News has attempted to contact Jordaan and Safa but has been unsuccessful.

LISTEN: Jennifer Ferguson breaks 20-year silence on rape

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)