Minister of Sport and Recreation SA travels to Switzerland in support of Caster Semenya

20 February 2019

MEDIA ALERT:    Tshwane, 20 February 2019 - Honourable Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Minister TokozileXasaMP, will this evening jetoff 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) casebetween 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 Ramaphosaand 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’sstance on Human Rights Principles and Scientific Research in relation to female classification or reclassification” stated Minister TokozileXasa.

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

For more information about Minister’s travel and media engagements pertaining to this matter, members of the media can contact: Mr Vuyo Mhaga (Minister liaison Officer) who will be in company of the Minister for duration of her visit to Switzerland, contact details are as follows:  
(012) 304 5239,
Cell 076 636 5193
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Skype: live:mhagav