ACCORDING to the woman’s police statement, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi allegedly rap_ed her in the early hours of Friday morning.
But Ndlozi, a senior EFF leader, strongly denies the allegations and told Daily Sun he hopes the perpetrator gets caught.
He promises to co-operate but is facing the serious charge! The woman claims he rap_ed her at an upmarket penthouse in Sandton at a party. Ndlozi has stated he was never at the address where the incident allegedly took place and didn’t know the woman.
He told Daily Sun: “It’s a terrible instance of mistaken identity. I, however, offer my full co-operation and will do the same should police contact me. I hope the actual perpetrator is found and sent to jail for a very long time.”
The 23-year-old woman, who can’t be named, told police she met Ndlozi after her friends invited her to a party the previous night.
“The complainant alleged she was invited by a friend to join them at the party in Rivonia,” read the statement. The friend’s name is known to the People’s Paper.
“The place closed and they stayed there until the next morning at about 1.30am. Some of the guys suggested they continue with the party somewhere else.”
She said after about 10 minutes at the penthouse, a male arrived and introduced himself as “Quinton”. They were relaxing, drinking and chatting.
“During the conversation and interaction with Quinton, it became quiet at 3.30am,” she said in her statement.
She said moments later she felt dizzy and sat on a bed in one of the bedrooms.
“She remembered Quinton coming to the door asking if she was okay.”
She said yes and blacked out. When she regained consciousness she remembered that Quinton was on top of her and she was nake_d.
The woman said moments later, Quinton wasn’t there.
“The other girls were in their rooms,” she further told police in her statement.
She said she was experiencing pain in her private parts and abdomen. When she asked the women in the house, they pretended they didn’t know Ndlozi. She said things got heated as the other women said they didn’t know what she was talking about. She then left. She later discovered Quinton is allegedly Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the EFF. She googled him and was shocked. Ndlozi’s middle name is “Quintin”. In her statement she said she identified him in the image.
The victim was unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile, Mzansi celebrity Ntsiki Mazwai has urged Ndlozi to step down from his position. Taking to social media, Ntsiki tweeted:
Ndlozi needs to step down till he clears his name…
— Ntsiki Mazwai (@ntsikimazwai) April 11, 2021
Ntsiki is against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and is very open about this on her social media platforms. She believes that the best thing Ndlozi should do right now is to step down until he’s found not guilty.
Mzansi social media users reacted to Ntsiki’s tweet. Check out some of the reactions below:
Whatever happened to innocent till proven guilty
— sphanjoms (@sphanjoms) April 12, 2021
I thought u didn’t like EFF, so am wondering if ud say anything that is in the best interest of the party
— NKGOSI (@Ishiba_Kekana) April 12, 2021
Step down from what?
— Mo Somaza(iBhele elihle) (@mongezisomaza) April 11, 2021
don’t speculate.. don’t judge.. just pray for that young man.
— Kabomo (@Kabomo) April 11, 2021
So @EFFSouthAfrica flip flops when it’s their bae pic.twitter.com/00ZQzp7WEW
— Jason Khumalo (@JasonKhumalo2) April 12, 2021
Still the same, even after clearing his name, the I Believe Her crew will still want him to account.
Case in point: Sjava and the 2 djs
— Zeewhy (@zeewhy_dj) April 11, 2021
Trust me EFF will do no such , check Floyd tweet
— Kwa _Sindane (@KwaSindane) April 11, 2021
Kak story. How is it possible that after you blacked out when you regain consciousness you remember someone was on top of you?
— Van der Merwe (@Thabang73567186) April 12, 2021
I worry about this approach. It’s the easiest way of getting rid of opponents and it will be used all over, with women bought to make accusations. This will create a problem for us women
— STAR WITNESS 💫 (@thahmthiane) April 11, 2021