The woman who laid a sexual harassment complaint against Democratic Alliance Gauteng interim leader, Solly Msimanga, claimed on Wednesday that more women had approached her with similar stories since she had gone public.
Nkele Molapo recalled one specific incident where she received a lift from Solly Msimanga after a debate in Pretoria. He allegedly harassed her in his car and outside her house when he dropped her off. Molapo claims he blocked her from leaving his car and allegedly told her: “I want you.” He touched her in an inappropriate manner while she called out for him to stop and clearly said no. She claimed on Wednesday that more women wanted to come forward but were too scared.
“I’ve got our fellow colleagues in the party, people who are working in the party but I can’t mention their names. I hope they will gather enough strength to come and speak for themselves, and then maybe they won’t be subjected to having to answer why now,” Molapo claimed.
“They are saying to me, ‘you are doing this for all of us. We’ve been there Nkele, we know what you’re talking about.’ I’m just praying that they gather enough strength,” she continued.
Meanwhile Msimanga denied the claims saying he would take a lie detection test to prove his innocence and opened a counterclaim against Molapo of crimen injuria. “I will be contacting my lawyer and I’m hoping that she is ready to provide those names,” Msimanga said.