South African Football Association (Safa) boss Danny Jordaan is facing new allegations of sexual harassment after a prominent author filed official complaints against him.
SA media report that the niece of a top politician opened the case at the Parkview Police Station this week against the powerful football boss.
This latest scandal adds to the cases of sexual harassment against Jordaan with the initial one being opened by former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson, in the heat of the #Me2 movement, accusing him of raping her over 25 years ago at a hotel in Port Elizabeth.
She opened a case last year in which Jordaan retaliated last month by opening a case of defamation against her.
Now, the 40-year-old author alleges that Jordaan groped her, tried to force himself on her and attempted to rip off her underwear at a five-star hotel in Sandton in 2011.
In her affidavit to police, the woman says the Safa boss sexually assaulted her on three occasions including during a meeting at Safa House in Nasrec.
Jordaan’s lawyer has however responded to the latest allegations by saying they seem to be an attempt to render her client ineligible to stand for the Safa Presidency which comes up next week.