JOHANNESBURG- Musician and activist Jennifer Ferguson come into the spotlight after she accused SAFA boss Danny Jordaan of raping her in a Port Elizabeth hotel 24 years ago.
Jordaan has denied the rape allegation.
Now back in South Africa as she is residing in Sweden ,the Jazz musician said, “Telling the truth liberated me. I sort of let go of a heavy burden and felt lighter. You don’t realise what shame does to you.”
She has done research and consulting legal experts about charging Jordaan, “I am still being questioned if I want to lay a charge against him or not. I am still looking at the legal options.
“I am toying around with the idea of should I lay a criminal or a civil case. The trick about the criminal case is that I would have to turn into a state witness, and a lot of information will be required.
“I have left the door wide open for restorative justice. We need to take ownership of our offence, confess, ask forgiveness, grant it and reparations.”
She was shocked by the responses, particularly from legal guru Norman Arendse during an interview on 702 radio station.
She added, “He said he heard my child was a product of a one-night stand. He painted me as a slut that seduced Danny. This is what they do to rape victims, assassinating their characters.”
Ferguson will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town from April 4 to 7, as she will feature Zolani Mahola and Tina Schouw.
“I will perform some of the songs that were banned during apartheid like Suburban Harm and new songs.”
“Zolani and I will perform a song called Where are you Gonna Be Tomorrow. I wrote the song with the late Moses Molelekwa.”
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