Gauteng Police has distanced itself from a Daily Sun report wherein Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Commissar Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is accused of rape.
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters confirmed that a rape case was opened but Mbuyiseni is not a suspect in the case.
“We can confirm that the case of rape that is in reference was indeed opened, and it is under Investigation”, said Brigadier Peters.
Brigadier Peters explained that “Police are not at liberty to disclose or confirm the identities of victims and suspects and we further confirm that Dr Ndlozi is not a suspect in this case”.
According to Gauteng Police, the journalist who published the rape story, Amos Mananyetso was advised to seek comment from the Gauteng Provincial Head of Corporate which he did not do but went on ahead to publish the story.
Manayetso’s story was based on the victim’s statement which is a legal and confidential document that could only have been obtained through unlawful means.
According to the Daily Sun report, A male identified as “Quinton” allegedly raped an unidentified 23-year-old woman at an upmarket Penthouse in Sandton on Friday.
It is alleged that the woman had been drinking alcohol and suddenly felt dizzy then she passed out. Upon waking up, she saw “Quinton” on top of her whilst she was naked.
Later on after the alleged incident she then went on Google search engine and typed “Quinton” and realised that Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s middle name is Quintin. In her statement it is alleged that she identified Ndlozi as the Quinton from the Penthouse.
The EFF recently released a media statement and rebutted the claims as baseless and malicious and it is part of Daily Sun’s plot to bring Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi’s name into disrepute.
“The Daily Sun, which is under News24 and Koos Bekker’s stable of racist and establishment media deliberately defamed Commissar Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi , knowing very well that not even a with a withdrawal of the article will lessen the damage done to his reputation”, EFF communications team.