Friday, September 11, 2009

The ANC Youth League and Caster Semenya.

Beware of those basic principles of medical tests!

*11 September 2009*

The African National Congress Youth League is fully behind the International
Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) World Championships Gold Medallist,
Caster Semenya amidst the malicious rumour of a medical report from the
IAAF. The ANC YL has interacted with Athletics South Africa and established
that there was never a legitimate test conducted on Caster Semenya and all
basic principles of medical tests are grossly violated.

The ANC YL calls on the IAAF to distance itself from the Australian Media
reports, and in line with basic medical ethics illegitimate any test done on
Caster Semenya without her concern. Even if a test is done, the ANC YL will
never accept the categorisation of Caster Semenya as a hermaphrodite,
because in South Africa and the entire world of sanity, such does not exist.
The basic, traditional and known method to determine gender has classified
Caster Semenya as female and to us she will remain a female.

The ANC YL is also very concerned by the fact that all the media reports
about Caster Semenya are generated in Australia, which is the most lucrative
destination for South Africa¹s racists and fascists, who refused to live
under a black democratic government. The maltreatment of Caster Semenya is
evidently a coordinated racist attack on Caster Semenya, an African woman
whom the racists never thought will represent South Africa will excellence.

Mokgadi Semenya is our girl and the ANC YL will be convening the prize money
handover ceremony to celebrate her before the end of September 2009. There
is no one who is going to take the Gold Medal and honour from Caster Semenya
for any reason.

*Issued by the African National Congress Youth League *
Contact Floyd Shivambu, ANC YL National Spokesperson