Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dlamini Zuma expresses her support for Semenya

By Khanyisa Tabata
23 August 2009

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed her support for Caster Semenya.

The minister telephoned Caster in Berlin, Germany to express her support to the Limpopo-born athlete.

Earlier this week, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) asked for tests to determine Caster's gender. Her masculine build and rapid improvements in performance had led to doubts about her gender.

She was, however, allowed to participate in the event pending the results and went on to win race leading 1 minute, 55.45 seconds.

Minister Dlamini Zuma expressed outrage at the questions that had arisen over Caster’s gender.

She said all South Africans, especially women, must rally around Caster and reject with the contempt it deserves the insinuations being made about her gender.


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