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NPA won’t prosecute Godongwana in sexual assault case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has declined to prosecute Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana within the sexual assault case in opposition to him.

“The choice follows an intensive evaluation of all obtainable proof and after consultations with the complainant, who expressly didn’t want to proceed with the case regardless of being supplied all the required help obtainable to complainants in circumstances of this nature,” mentioned NPA Regional spokesperson Monica Nyuswa in an announcement on Friday.

Earlier this month, a case of sexual harassment was lodged in Skukuza, Mpumalanga, after a hotel-based masseuse alleged the assault occurred in Godongwana’s resort room throughout a personal go to to the Kruger Nationwide Park.

Godongwana has, nevertheless, denied the allegations saying he was within the room together with his spouse, Thandiwe, your entire time.

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In accordance with a report within the Sunday Occasions, the masseuse, an worker of Dee’s African Spa, mentioned the couple booked a therapeutic massage, and he or she “began with the spouse”. When “she [Thandiwe], went out to the store”, Godongwana “touched her bumps” and directed her on “what to do on his physique”.

Godongwana has denied the allegations of sexual harassment levelled in opposition to him.

“These allegations are unfounded. Within the curiosity of justice, I reiterate my want that this matter is expedited,” mentioned Godongwana.

Godongwana additionally “rejected with contempt” accusations he tried to silence the masseuse with bribe cash.

He mentioned the sexual harassment scandal was “nothing greater than a smear marketing campaign” with egocentric, political undertones.

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