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Rights group takes up Semenya race issue

A civil rights organisation has laid a charge at the world’s governing body of athletics against the president of Athletics South Africa (ASA) for inciting racial polarisation over athlete Caster Semenya.

Afriforum chief executive Kallie Kriel said he had laid a charge against Leonard Chuene at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

"Chuene’s polarising statements, which transformed the deplorable events regarding Caster Semenya’s gender into a racial issue, are a gross violation of the IAAF’s constitution and rules."

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Kriel said Chuene had also been charged by AfriForum with allowing the ASA’s media conference and gathering at the time of Semenya’s return to South Africa to be used as a platform for African National Congress politicians to exploit Semenya for political purposes….Read More

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