The SA Police says that “We can further confirm that Dr. Ndlozi is not a suspect in this case.Police hereby place it on record that the reporter behind this article in reference has not sought the comment of the SAPS on this matter even after he was advised to do so”.
Police in Gauteng have disputed a newspaper article in which Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, is accused of rape.
The article alleged that a 23-year-old 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 it was the EFF leader.
The police say, while there is a rape case under investigation as per the newspaper report, Ndlozi is not a suspect in the case.
Police Spokesperson, Mathapelo Peters, says the reporter behind the article in reference has not sought the comment of the Gauteng Provincial Head of Corporate Communications on this matter even after he was advised to do so.
“Gauteng police distance themselves from an article in the Daily Sun wherein an EFF leader is accused of rape. We can confirm that the case of rape that is in reference was indeed opened and is under investigation. While police are not at liberty to disclose or confirm identities of victims/complainants and suspects, we can further confirm that Dr Ndlozi is not a suspect in this case.”
Peters says the author of the article obtained a legal document, the affidavit, unlawfully and unethically as the document is confidential.
The reported had also not interviewed the concerned victim.