EFF Releases A Statement After Police Clear Mbuyiseni Ndlozi On Rape Allegations. Another prominent male figure is trending on rape accusations. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who normally speaks out against gender based violence, found himself being the topic of discussion over rape allegations. This comes after a local publication, Daily Sun ran an article wherein the Economic Freedom Fighter MP is named as a suspect in a rape case. According to the article, a 23-year-old woman filed a formal complaint with the police accusing Ndlozi of raping her.
The article alleged that the woman opened a case against Ndlozi after she was assaulted at a penthouse by a man named Quinton. According to the news report, the woman claims that she later found out that the perpetrator was the EFF leader. However, Police in Gauteng have disputed the newspaper article, saying there is no such case. The police say, while there is a rape case under investigation as per the newspaper report, Ndlozi is not a suspect in the case.
The EFF has now released a statement on allegations of rape against Ndlozi. The party has welcomed the police statement, setting the record straight in the matter. The party says it is, however, concerned that the newspaper published defamatory information against Ndlozi and not even a withdrawal of the article will lessen the damage done to his reputation.
In a statement, the party says it is aware of coordinated attempts to criminalize EFF leaders through false crime allegations.
“The leadership of the EFF is fully aware that there are coordinated attempts to criminalise leaders of the EFF through false allegations of crime, including rape allegations. There are embedded elements within the state working with the establishments that are hellbent on linking EFF leaders to crime because they think such will prevent the unavoidable meteoric rise of the EFF to political power here in South Africa. We call on all the leaders of the EFF to be on alert because the enemy is out to get us.”