Rape, scandal and politics: why Kodwa should brace for impact

27 February 2019 - 07:00 By Ranjeni Munusamy
According to Sunday Times political reporter Ranjeni Munusamy head of the ANC presidency Zizi Kodwa must buckle up because the rape allegations against him could be a long and bumpy journey.
According to Sunday Times political reporter Ranjeni Munusamy head of the ANC presidency Zizi Kodwa must buckle up because the rape allegations against him could be a long and bumpy journey.
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Because of who he is and what he represents, the rape allegation against ANC presidency spokesperson Zizi Kodwa is politically explosive. Nobody seems to know how to navigate the matter.

Until the alleged victim lays a complaint with the police, Kodwa and rival factions in the ANC are caught in a holding pattern – but there is no doubt that Kodwa’s adversaries will use the allegation as a weapon against him and those loyal to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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