Cape Town - African National Congress presidency spokesman Zizi Kodwa has denied rape allegations laid against him.
"I deny these accusations with the contempt they deserve. I refuse to succumb to extortion and blackmail. Most importantly, I refuse to bow down to dirty tricks by cowards operating from their factional dark corners, using women to fight or neutralise me," Kodwa said in a statement.
"I wish to expose and condemn this feeble yet dangerous attempt as political blackmail and manipulation, orchestrated by elements wishing to turn our politics into a jungle, a place for apartheid-like dirty tricks to silence others."
Kodwa said he will be seeking legal advice on the matter with a case of extortion.
On Saturday, a woman laid a charge of rape against Kodwa. She detailed the complaint in a letter.