MINISTER OF SPORTS TRAVELS TO SWITZERLAND IN SUPPORT OF CASTER SEMENYA

MINISTER OF SPORTS TRAVELS TO SWITZERLAND IN SUPPORT  OF CASTER SEMENYA

Honourable Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Minister Tokozile Xasa MP, will this evening jet off to Lausanne, Switzerland to be alongside Caster ‘Mokgadi’ Semenya in granting her support and well wishes from all South Africans.

Caster Semenya is currently attending the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) case between IAAF and Athletics South Africa (ASA) and herself pertaining to the proposed IAAF regulations targeting female athletes with hyperandrogenism to reluctantly undergo unnatural medical process that will reduce their naturally produced testosterone.

.“Upon my arrival in Switzerland, my responsibility will be to convey the message of support from President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of cabinet, have an opportunity to listen to the deliberations of both parties (ASA and IAAF) which are based on Scientific Research and Human Rights Principles,   give support to our Team of experts and witnesses currently in support and representing ASA and Caster Semenya.

I will also engage members of the media and address the international community on South Africa’s stance on Human Rights Principles and Scientific Research in relation to female classification or reclassification” stated Minister Tokozile Xasa.

Minister will depart tonight (20th of February 2019) for Switzerland and return Friday, Morning the 22nd of February 2019.

 

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