ANCYL gives money to Caster Semenya et al

This is quite remarkable, so while I collect my thoughts …

According to the SABC:

The ANC Youth League today gave 800m gold medal winner Caster Semenya R60 000. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who won gold for winning the 800m race at the international amateur athletics federation’s World Championships in Berlin would get R40 000 from the League, its President Julius Malema told a press briefing at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Long jump silver medalist, Khotso Mokoena, would get R25 000. In a statement the League said it would start a “vigorous campaign” to demand an unconditional apology from International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), and those it claimed were responsible for “attempts to humiliate” Semenya.

Meanwhile Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya, has denounced the IAAF, over its decision to conduct gender verification tests on Caster Semenya. “We’re outraged, we’re concerned about the developments recently and we’re saying we will fight and walk together with Caster. We will give her the necessary support that she deserves, thank you for flying our flag high.”


Posted on 25 August 2009, in Caster Semenya, Southern African politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What is your take of politicians basking in the controversy surrounding Caster?

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