‘He’s not a suspect’ – Police speak on Mbuyiseni Ndlozi rape case
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi could be vindicated from a murky rape case after the Gauteng police released this statement.
EFF leader Mbuyseni Ndlozi may have found vindication in a recent statement released by Gauteng police on a rape case that’s thrown the opposition party’s image on the ropes.
The Mbuyiseni Ndlozi rape case
Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu boisterously shoved the police’s words in the face of social media detractors who’ve heckled Ndlozi for reportedly being of central interest to an ongoing rape investigation.
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”. pic.twitter.com/zURzxwaj9S— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) April 12, 2021
For the record!!! pic.twitter.com/XL9nrzdNgE— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) April 12, 2021
In an article published by Daily Sun, it’s claimed that a 23-year-old woman, whose identity has been concealed for her own protection, opened a case of sexual assault against the EFF’s former national spokesperson.
In her statement to police, the woman is adamant that the man who introduced himself as ‘Quinton’, at a Saturday night penthouse kick-back in Sandton, Gauteng, was Ndlozi.
A concerned ‘Quinton’ allegedly approached the woman to check up on her in a room, where she was seated on a bed after feeling dizzy.
His face was the last she allegedly saw before she lost consciousness. In her statement, the woman is sure that when she woke up — naked, somehow — this ‘Quinton’ was allegedly on top of her.
It’s said the man left the establishment shortly afterwards and the 23-year-old who may have experienced this harrowing ordeal was left distraught, sure that the ‘Quinton’ who allegedly violated her was the EFF’s firebrand leader.
Police offer Ndlozi vindication – He’s not a suspect’
Ndlozi has since addressed these allegations. The EFF commissar vehemently denied the woman’s claims. In fact, he says he was never even at the so-called party.
“It’s a terrible instance of mistaken identity,” Mbuyiseni said.
The EFF leader may have gotten a huge break in the case after the police issued a statement, following the publication of the cited article, basically excluding Ndlozi as a suspect in the rape case.
“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,” the statement read.
The only fact of this case that authorities have revealed, thus far, is that Ndlozi is in the clear.