The latest in the sexual assault case against Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana is that the case will not proceed.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) declined to prosecute the case.
In a statement on Friday, Mpumalanga Divisional Director of Public Prosecutions, lawyer Nkebe Kanyane, said the decision was made after “careful assessment of all available evidence and after consultation with the applicant, who clearly did not want to proceed with the case, despite having been offered all the necessary support available to applicants in cases of this nature’.
Godongwana was embroiled in sexual assault allegations after a hotel masseuse in the Kruger National Park filed a case against him.
He categorically denies the accusations.
Godongwana said in a statement last month that the case was launched almost a week after he made a private visit to the park.
Gadongwana said he was in his room with his wife at the time the alleged incident was said to have taken place and that there was no basis for the allegations.
In a statement, he said he had always respected the rights and dignity of women, and the accusation went against everything he stood for.
Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has denied allegations of sexual harassment that have been leveled against him. In a statement, he says he was with his wife when the incident happened. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/zrCRF0R5v3
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