A Nigerian man has been accused of leaking a video of his intimate moment with the Speaker of ANC Free State legislature, Zanele Sifuba.
It was gathered that the scandal started in the last week of October when screenshots from a sex tape involving the legislature speaker went viral in the South African cyber space.
Following probe and investigation, it was alleged that the pictures were leaked online by a young Nigerian man after Sifuba refused to pay him the whooping sum of R300,000 blackmail money.
According to Central News, the Provincial Secretary of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Malefane Bosanku Msimanga, and the Reginal Chairperson of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), Edgar Legoale, have heavily criticized the ‘insensitive’ circulation of the nude pictures.
They also demanded that the person behind the release of the sex tape should be arrested with immediate effect.
Msimanga added that this kind of blackmail is not only happening to high-profile women, but to women and girls as well. According to him, it undermines the efforts and fight against gender-based violence, misogyny and femicide.
“This can only be done by a mentally twisted and sick person who has lost sense of intimacy and respect for bodies of women deemed to be sacred by all human civility.
“It happens to school girls and women where naked images are viciously circulated into cyberspace as revenge or for extortion for older women,” the statement reads.