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Why the NPA will not prosecute Enoch Godongwana for sexual assault

The NPA says it is not going to prosecute finance minister Enoch Godongwana.

  • The NPA declined to prosecute Enoch Godongwana for sexual assault.
  • It stated the complainant had refused to proceed with the case.
  • Godongwana declined to remark.

The Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is not going to prosecute Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana after a case of sexual assault was opened towards him in August.

NPA spokesperson Monica Nyuswa stated the choice adopted “an intensive evaluation” of the proof in addition to consideration of the complainant’s refusal to proceed with the case, regardless of the State’s provide of assist. 

Godongwana declined to remark when contacted by News24.

He was accused of sexually assaulting a masseuse at a Kruger Nationwide Park resort whereas on trip. 

The complainant alleged it occurred on 9 August, and the alleged incident was reported on 11 August.

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Though Godongwana admitted to being on the resort on the stated date, he denied sexually abusing the lady. He additionally denied figuring out or bribing her. 

The ANC Girls’s League had stated South Africa was “more and more turning into unsafe for girls” and referred to as on the police to analyze. It stated the each day experiences of gender-based violence have been insupportable. 

The EFF referred to as for his removing from the Cupboard after the allegations emerged. It additionally blamed the federal government for the scourge of violence towards girls. 

On the time, Godongwana stated he would step other than his place due to the allegations, if the ANC requested him to.

Nyuswa stated on Friday: “The Nationwide Prosecuting Authority stays steadfast in vigorously prosecuting sexual offence circumstances and gender-based violence.”

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