South African singer, activist and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson alleges the country’s former football boss and prominent member of the African National Congress Danny Jordaan raped her 24 years ago.
Ferguson says she was motivated by the #me too movement of women naming their violators.
Danny Jordaan headed the organizing body for the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.
He was Mayor of Nelson Mandela metropole until was ousted by the opposition Democratic Alliance two years ago.
He’s not responded to Jennifer Ferguson’s allegation.
Ferguson fell foul of the apartheid regime for opposing conscription and supporting those forced to fight against the liberation forces.
Her activism was recognized by then ANC leader Nelson Mandela who put her on the ruling party’s list to become an MP.
She says she was in her hotel room celebrating this when Danny Jordaan entered and raped her.
Dazed and confused, she failed to report this because she feared it might be though she had provoked the attack.
Speaking from Sweden, where she now lives, Ferguson says there is something in South Africa where the wounded male psyche is expressing itself violently.
She says South Africa’s had a scourge of rape and child abuse since colonial times.
She feels she’s part of a much bigger collective need for truth in order to heal and forgive,