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Mamabolo 'a victim of racism'

2012-06-21 08:54

Johannesburg - Comrades Marathon winner Ludwick Mamabolo who is being probed for possible doping, is a victim of racism, his family said, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Thursday.

VIDEO: Comrades winner's family shocked

"He came second in his first race in 2010 and nothing was probed. Now that he had sacrificed his job and trained to win the race, there are issues. Could that not be about the fact that he is black?" Mamabolo's father was quoted by the paper.

Mamabolo won the 89km ultra-marathon between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on June 3 but has since tested positive for methylhexaneamine.

He was expected to request that his B sample be tested.

Jeremiah Mamabolo said his son had been running for many years and if indeed he was using stimulants, it would have been discovered already.

"Ludwick worked very hard to win the Comrades Marathon this year," he said.

He added that his son was a devoted member of the Zion Christian Church. The athlete reportedly also denied using any stimulants.

"I didn't take any banned substances...The stuff that I use is what I have normally used throughout the years I have been running Comrades," he told the Sowetan newspaper earlier this week.

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Comments
  • Shona - 2012-06-21 09:00

    What a load of rubbish!!! How many times has Lance Armstrong had to go through this and he is not "a man of colour". This happens to athletes all over the world, not just him!

      joe.moer.14 - 2012-06-21 09:07

      This is bloody hilarious, if they disqualify him, the next guy in line is also black, so what.. are they going to disqualify every black oke until they get the first white entry.. Ag please grow up

      Rob - 2012-06-21 09:13

      Did'nt take long, did it.

      rabblerouser.rouser - 2012-06-21 09:15

      It's just his family's deluded opinion. Whenever they are caught they just whip out the race card and play the pathetic victim. It's just a Red Herring trick. He must just invoke sample B and take it on the chin.

      jajabutters - 2012-06-21 09:21

      The father is right, I suspect some foul play here either by the officials or those people that hand you a drink on the side of the road. The russians that won were never tested. Black man is always a suspect!

      Andres - 2012-06-21 09:23

      Good Lord: The Race Card! No wonder racism is being stoked in this nation, because we use it as a collective excuse for everything. Whites use it to fuel a political victim complex and Blacks, a societal one. We have to step away from this and build this country together if we're ever going to steer SA away from the abyss. Black and White athletes all over the world get caught doping, it's not the colour of your skin and all about your urine!!! DUH.

      paul.malherbe.7 - 2012-06-21 09:26

      you aint seen nothing yet ............check this out KwaZulu-Natal MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs Nomsa Dube called on the national department of science and technology to investigate the causes of lightning after seven people died in lightning strikes. "We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and technology on what is the cause of the lightning, and if it only happened to the previously disadvantaged as I have never seen any white people being struck by lightning." said Dube. She was visiting Mpumazi in Eshowe where seven people from two families died after being struck by lightning on Sunday. "Scientists from the department could perhaps help us and come up with instruments that could help community members protect themselves against lightning. "The department has dealt with floods and fires, but lightning was new to us," said Dube.

      René - 2012-06-21 09:27

      OMW!!! Just because it is a 'white powder or white substance' - that makes him a victim of racism - ROTFL!!! Only in SA! Got to love this

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-06-21 09:33

      @jajabutters: Incorrect. The Russians were also tested. ALL winners are tested. As for the drinks in the side of the road, well, there is some merit in that theory BUT most of the top runners take their drinks from their seconders as a general rule. However, it is hardly likely that an undercover racist spiked a sachet of fluid and managed to give it to Mamabolo in order to get him disqualified. Bearing in ind that the next runner was also a black man and a large portion of the top ten were also... yes.... BLACK!

      vicker.man.5 - 2012-06-21 09:38

      Lol jajabutters - you are so pathetic. You are unable to compete with whites on ANY level playing field, so always resort to the loser tactic of : "But thats not fair.....you have to gimme a break cos Im black...boo hoo hoo..." In the one single arena of long distance running, blacks are far superior to whites - I got no problem with that cos thats just the way it is. Then a black dude wins with chemicals in his blood stream (no, a white guy did NOT put them there, the black guy did that all on his own), and all you can come up with is "a black man is always a suspect"??? Is that really the absolute best you are capable of? And the fact that the runner up is black, and the guy behind him was black too - does logic really escape you on this one? Is it an ingrained facet of black cultures the world over to be unable to accept responsibility and accountability of your actions? In white language, if I get a cut from a knife, I would say "I cut myself with a knife". In black culture you would say "the knife cut me". I think that says it all....

      Bryan - 2012-06-21 09:38

      Wait for it..........wait...... just a bit longer........ It's the RACE card.............What else?????? Just had to happen hey!!!!!

      Andrew - 2012-06-21 09:38

      I 'll tell you what is racism....BEE!!!

      Shona - 2012-06-21 09:38

      @jajabutters...the top 10 always get tested no matter what country u from! It has nothing to do with race. The fastest runner, Usain Bolt, is a black man and no one has ever had a problem with that.

      alan.gernet - 2012-06-21 09:49

      Whaaaahaaa - where better to use the Race card than at a Race?

      poloyatonkim - 2012-06-21 09:49

      I cant F&%ken believe it, what does race has to do with this...

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-06-21 10:05

      What a load of cr#p. He is guilty or innocent...... that is the bottom line, no matter what colour he is !

      Walter - 2012-06-21 10:31

      jajabutters, you have a mentality equal to Mambolo's family........ and less, if you are able to understand! Read the comments coming in; if you are able, AND for your information, the Russians were tested plus all other top ten finishers in both the male and female Comrades year after year. The whole thing is the most ludicrous I have read and deserves the comments of ridicule which have been posted. Well done to the many thumbs up...... besides those of jajbutters et al!

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-06-21 10:51

      its only racism in so far as he may have cheated in the race....please see charl mattheus in 1992 and his cough syrup story...that white chap must have been a victim of racism too.

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-06-21 11:01

      If the world comes to an end, I wonder if they'll also blame racism...

      J.D. - 2012-06-21 11:46

      For sure it is racism. The fact that the sun goes down and the night is black is also racism.

      bill.vanzyl - 2012-06-21 11:46

      I guess that Stephen Muzhingi who won in 2011, 2010, and 2009 was not black because he came from Zimbabwe? Nor was Sipho Ngomane in 2005, or Fusi Nhlapo in 2003, or Andrew Kelehe in 2001, or Jetman Msutu in 1992 or Samuel Tshabalala in 1989? All South Africans by birth and citizenship and true winners! Playing the race card is an insult to all those that participate in the true spirit of the Comrades Marathon. As for jajabutters conspiracy theory, the less said the better.

      cindy.deutschmann.5 - 2012-06-21 14:33

      @ jajabutters on what inside info are you basing your assertion that the Russians weren't tested? For your info the last Comrades winner to be stripped of his title was a white guy, Charl Mattheus.......... for the same offence... please take the race card and shove it!

      Thozi - 2012-06-21 17:11

      Maybe the fact that we blacks are allowed to contribute to news24, or run the marathon, or eat white pap, or write in English... It's all racism. I don't know anymore what racism is - apparently it's anything that does not end up in our favour - anything!

      Richard - 2012-06-21 17:45

      I just wish people would think carefully before pulling the race card, because it invalidates the times when race is a valid issue!!!

      Carl - 2012-06-21 18:00

      Un fuc#ing believable....

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-06-21 18:39

      This excuse will be used for hundreds of years to come! Black people must stop wallowing in self pity and face reality-these laws apply to athletes of all colours,religions and communities!

      clive.kihn - 2012-06-21 18:41

      Gotta feel sorry for guys like jaja: always playing the victim.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-21 19:51

      Now I actually want him to fail the doping test. Well done Father...moron!

      lownabester - 2012-06-21 21:45

      I hope the money is safe, do they only get paid after the tests are done??? I sure hope so.

      garthandjackie - 2012-06-22 09:37

      @ shona ...last time I checked white was also a colour

      manus.duminy - 2012-06-22 11:03

      @jajabutters: There's something wrong with your logic. Is the second placed man, who is the winner now, not also black? We'd have liked a South African to win, no matter his race. But not a cheater. If you dope, you're a dope, no matter what your colour is.

      Shona - 2012-06-22 12:32

      @jayzwayz...of course white is also a colour, note I said "a man of colour". That is always something that is said by non whites. The rugby, for example, has to bring in more "people of colour"!

      jaco.botha.75 - 2012-06-22 13:09

      So almost all of the other guys running in the top positions behind him were also black... Where does the racist part come to light?

  • John - 2012-06-21 09:02

    Mate the race card is just a cheap shot......get over it.....

      Koos - 2012-06-21 09:03

      Pap with substance. Makes you want to laugh.

      René - 2012-06-21 09:29

      @Koos, don't forget it was 'white' pap... Man this is funny!

      Stirrer - 2012-06-21 09:30

      I have just lost all sympathy for this idiot.

      daryltt - 2012-06-21 10:31

      I wonder if he even said it or if news24 are just trying to get hits.

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-21 15:02

      He should be stripped of the winners medal & winnings solely on this racist remark, that might teach these morons a lesson to rather button their lips.

      Richard - 2012-06-21 17:43

      Who are "they" Alicia Myburgh, CEO of Malaika Interiors? Or are you referring to runners, people who wear shorts, .....? Please go back to inhaling the varnish from your shopfittings in Somerset west in the western cape... or make a useful contribution...

      Ken - 2012-06-21 18:08

      @Richard......why so angry with Alicia?...to close to the truth or what?....I think you should stay away from the papsak!

      Richard - 2012-06-21 19:18

      @ Ken Jay - We can't accept that all blacks do not take responsibility for their actions any more than we can accept that all whites/blacks/indians are racist.... They are equally ridiculous statements...

      Ken - 2012-06-21 19:32

      @ Richard.....for all we know Alicia could have meant "athletes" when she used "they"....I think you are just an angry fellow!....must be the Gauteng traffic! Relax!

      Richard - 2012-06-21 21:14

      Ok then Ken Jay, I suppose that in the context of the "race card" thread, I'm sure she meant all "athletes" when she indicated "they," and not all "blacks," right? For all we know, donkeys can fly, if you inhale enough banned substances....

      ronald.gibson.980 - 2012-06-21 22:10

      Richard, the facts are that Alicia sells furniture and art from Africa and Asia where she pays top dollar to mostly impoverished communities that supply her. These communities take responsibility for their own lives and do not place the blame for their own screw ups on the shoulders of others, unlike the people in SA.

      Ken - 2012-06-21 22:30

      @Richard...varnish is not a banned substance, so Alicia is OK......it's you and your "comment before you think" angry racist reaction that should be the crime! Enough said now!

      franklyn.davies.1 - 2012-06-22 01:11

      the use of the word "they" by the lady is unfortunate,and in the context of the discussion does seem to imply "all" black folks,im with Richard on this one.... Alicia would have to clarify this herself.

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-06-22 04:01

      I know, it was those undercover apartheid bloody agents who spiked his drink. Why not everything else is blamed on apartheid. FMe, what a load of BS.

      Richard - 2012-06-22 05:33

      "it's you and your "comment before you think" angry racist reaction that should be the crime!" - Are you pulling the race card on me, Ken Jay? LOL That's extremely funny, because that's my point exactly, that, as a country, we are all too quick to resort to race based reasoning ... it's just not good enough from any side..

      niekie.vanheerden - 2012-06-22 07:46

      Richard, you are truly pathetic!

      Richard - 2012-06-22 09:08

      Come on, Niekie... Really, is that the best you can do to put together a counter argument?? .... If you disagree with me, you're going to have to do a little better than that... that is, if you want people to think you are capable of making a valuable contribution. ... :) I'm always open to listen to a counterpoint, whether I'm pathetic or not...

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-06-21 09:04

    Come on, you can't be serious.......

      poloyatonkim - 2012-06-21 09:49

      I cant F&%ken believe it, what does race has to do with this...

      alan.gernet - 2012-06-21 09:49

      Zimpopo!

      fredster.mania.5 - 2012-06-22 08:23

      Maybe because he ran a RACE, they can blame it on RACISM..only explanation

  • MurrayDixonTaylor - 2012-06-21 09:05

    Drugs dont discriminate!

      Press - 2012-06-21 09:53

      Dont be nasty - it could have been a white powder . . . . . . .

      ribaita.isoge - 2012-06-21 11:30

      I agree, drugs do not discriminate................

  • paul.botha.967 - 2012-06-21 09:05

    Lol ,the pills he took was probably white ones !!

      Arthur - 2012-06-21 18:35

      My question is then, why does a Black man take White powder/tablets?

      Gerald - 2012-06-22 06:56

      Arthur Because white ones work

  • Advocatus.Diabolis - 2012-06-21 09:06

    So his reasoning is that the racists want to strip him of his title because he is black...and then handed over to the guy that came second...who is also...wait for it......................................................BLACK!!! I am sure racists can do better than that!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-21 15:05

      This may be one 'race' that he will not win.

  • michael.f.cooper.37 - 2012-06-21 09:06

    Uneducation makes u think everything is racist... Idiots!

      John - 2012-06-21 09:24

      Nothing to do with a lack of education...... Some very educated people in this country whip out the race card when ever they need to justify their actions

      tumisang.kolobe - 2012-06-21 12:19

      Uneducation???whats that??yet you are the first to say people are uneducated, its a shame that with all the education you received you still cant spell.

      Richard - 2012-06-21 17:53

      Yes, what is "uneducation." Affirmative action did not seem to hurt your chances of getting a job at a major mining house, despite your "uneducation."

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-21 09:06

    *Sigh......* Really???

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-06-21 09:08

    1) All the top ten finishers get tested for drug use. 2) His skin colour has nothing to do with the testing procedures 3) Being a member of any church does not automatically rule out anyone from being a cheat. 3) If he can prove he took over the counter medication prior to the event, it will be seen as mitigating circumstances. 4) The Comrades Association still acknowledges him as the 2012 winner until ALL tests and enquiries are concluded. 5) Virtually every South African of all races savoured his win, including the organisers of the race. 6) The colour of his skin has absolutely nothing to do with the protocols of the Comrades Marathon.8) The "race card" is old and tired and should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves!

      Stirrer - 2012-06-21 09:32

      You don't get it. Of course they all get tested, but if a black guy tests positive, he should be let off the hook, else it's racist. Only white ouks may be suspended.

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-06-21 09:37

      I hear you Stirrer, I hear you.... sigh...................

      Richard - 2012-06-21 19:21

      100% correct on every point - beautifully said, FerretGee....

  • tumelo.phaahla - 2012-06-21 09:08

    The family must be crazy..i bet the instruments used to test his samples were racist. I hope he has a reasonable explanation other than the rubbish being uttered by his family.

  • thabiso.letlhabane - 2012-06-21 09:08

    eish black ppl, throwing da race card as always.

  • MichaelThekiso - 2012-06-21 09:08

    Broer just leave race out of it, you f***d all by yourself. You disgraced the nation, your family and yourself. Blame only yourself.

  • Roger - 2012-06-21 09:09

    How on earth can this be racism? Can somebody please explain, I desperately need to understand how this can possibly be a case of racism. The top 10 finishers, men and woman, are all tested, as a normal procedure, due to the status of the race. He had been tested every time he finished in the top 10. How on earth can this possibly be classed as racism.

      Pieter Mulder - 2012-06-21 09:12

      It's a black people thing man. If they wrong it's racism. Look any place in the world. it's the same. Poor blacks?????

      adrian.strydom - 2012-06-21 09:24

      It's racism because HE GOT CAUGHT !!! The same old bulls**t used by the Blacks of SA all the time. It's either 'a conspiracy against me' or racism. What a load of crap !!!!

      emile.marais - 2012-06-21 18:33

      Deny, deny and deny and if that doesn't work accuse and blame other people, preferably some minority. Never, ever take responsibility for your own actions. Any consequences to you is someone else's fault. Always be the victim. Our government does it all the time, so why not Mr. Mamabolo's family?

      Richard - 2012-06-21 21:58

      Good points, Roger. @ Pieter and emile: I suppose if a white person cannot get a job, it is because of affirmative action/racism and the conspiracy against the poor SA whites, and its is always the ANC government's fault, right??.... No victim syndrome there, right?? Come on, your guys kind of logic generalises and simplifies things too much... We should all take responsibility for our actions irrespective of race.

  • Lee.CPT.ZA - 2012-06-21 09:09

    "Racism" is one of the most commonly used words today. Its a pity that the idiots who use it, have no actual understanding of the word. Whats even worse is that it is encouraged ........

      brendonml - 2012-06-21 13:01

      Its actually lost its meaning so bless them for using the race card at every second.

  • jaco.jansen - 2012-06-21 09:09

    Isn't this just typical... Why does the majority in this country always want to turn absolutely everything into a race issue? Well I guess the learn this from our beloved government. When ever corruption is exposed or a corrupt official is prosecuted for his greed and theft, it is a racist plot.

  • abbey.motaung.9 - 2012-06-21 09:10

    The colour of the skin has got nothing to do with that. Go back to the history of Comrades and you will be embarrased. You are ill informed.

  • Malans - 2012-06-21 09:10

    Ja-nee, he was given the stuff by the apartheid government 17 years ago. I think Wouter Basson may have been involved.

      clivegoss - 2012-06-21 10:38

      Stoute Woute ! !

  • ralph.klopper - 2012-06-21 09:11

    Urm, the guy that came second is also black, the only difference is that he trained hard and stayed of the go-go juice.

  • bretton.eveleigh - 2012-06-21 09:11

    "The stuff that I use is what I have normally used throughout the years I have been running Comrades"... so because you weren't caught earlier, it's unfair to be caught when you win... ag shame...

  • chiepner - 2012-06-21 09:11

    No its not because he is black. Its because traces of a banned substance that all athletes who does turn profesional, leaves their jobs and dedicates themselves into neing the best should be aware of was found in his system. The frase "because I am black" can only be used by either incompetent politicians whom happens to be black or by the lead singer of Die Antwoord who thinks he is black and lets not forget Leonard Chuene who also used this term when defending his actions. So in conclution - if any person uses the term "is it because he is black" or any other term that hints at racial abuse it just proves that his ability to actually comprehend the entire situation and to come up with a more plausable explination or argument is almost null. I once used the sentence "is it because I am black" when a corrupt immigration officer refused me entrance to Mutare via Chimoio. Needless to say it didnt work because apparently you can not be white when using that phrase. It did leave alot of chuckles, but needless to say I did not enter that day. PS - School Text books have not been delivered to Limpopo yet - I wonder why - might it be that the majority of those student are black? Wait tonight when your wife burns your dinner because she watched Days OF Our Lives why dont you also ask her if she did that on purpose because you are black? Or when speeding and a officer tries to give you a ticket - ask him is it because you are black or actually broke the law?

      Jeremy - 2012-06-21 11:02

      I guess you're trying to be funny? It simply does not work. There are grammatical - and spelling - errors, which makes your whole premise difficult to understand. Your "conclution" takes up more space than the introduction and body of your argument. The fact that "School Text books have not been delivered" again render your argument baseless, as this is not a properly constructed sentence. Do not try and denigrate another when you cannot show the superior intellect you seem to think you have.

      jan.henning.14 - 2012-06-21 12:09

      Jeremy, get a life!

      hvanderlinde - 2012-06-21 13:12

      I aggree with Jan. If its diffucult in undestanding and not comprihending what it is he is trying to convy. Just move on, we undestand, and we get what hes trying to say. No need to whip out your whistel and play spelling and grammer polise. Get a life

      alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-06-22 01:35

      For crying out loud Jeremy, I'm a Grammar Nazi myself but the guy speaks 3 languages and you're going to jump him for grammar, a few typo's and what appears to be a traumatic flashback from your high school debating career? I think it may be you who needs to ask just who's denigrating who when you're clearly mistaking common sense and a premise that has so far been easily understood by 68 people, with the exception of 2, for an attempt at "superior intellect". If you're finding it that difficult to understand try reading it again, a little slower this time or ask Clint nicely and I'm sure he could put it all in a simpler, perhaps even illustrated format for you. And by the way, "School Text books have not been delivered yet" is a perfectly constructed sentence. If it's the capitalization that's bothering you I would suggest that you attempt to get laid as a matter of urgency.

  • flysouth - 2012-06-21 09:13

    How stupid do you have to be to make such a statement about racism? This illustrates the massive problems of intellect facing this country and it is the ANC which has created this gulf of intellect through their institutionalised racism since the mid-1990s.

  • anton.bischoff - 2012-06-21 09:14

    Now i've heard everything. Not even worth a comment. Strip the guy of his title he is an embarresment for the Sport, country and his people

  • louwc - 2012-06-21 09:15

    Please just remember that his dad is a poor, uneducated man who was very proud of his son for winning. His whole life experience has been a struggle, he probably don't even understand what "dopping" is. So his comment is uneducated, out of context and poorly worded. Obviously the sensationlist media will pounce on it.

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-21 09:33

      You make a valid point. He must be disappointed that his son is under this scrutiny, and is backing him as any father would. If he did take drugs I truly hope that his team work through this with him, and don't discard him. Ignorance is no longer an excuse, the athletes need to be managed and kept informed of what medication can or cannot be used. I've read somewhere that most items you can pick up in a pharmacy for colds, flu, upset stomachs, etc contain banned substances. Could this be true?

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-21 09:45

      True, your comment makes me feel a bit better, I'm so sick of this constant abuse of the race card. It's still unnacceptable though.

      louwc - 2012-06-21 09:47

      Yes, most flu medicines will come up positive in a dopping test.The athletes training staff and management should know this, but sadly Athletics SA has a bad record in this regard. Just think how professionally (not) the handled Castor's situation.

      Press - 2012-06-21 09:55

      louwc - mont be a racist - everyones life is a struggle - and being poor doesnt make you stupid.

      appeliefie.druppeldou - 2012-06-21 10:08

      Thanks, some common sense at last. It's sad that most white readers can't see this comment in a wider social context, one in which black people (especially the older generation) have been made to feel inferior all their lives. Instead of deriding this man and calling him all sorts of names, maybe look at what caused this sort of sentiment to arise in the first place. I have no doubt that the athlete did not deliberately take a banned substance. It's something used in nasal sprays to clear congestion and the effects it would have on performance on a race like the Comrades is totally insignificant. The current way doping is dealt with in sport is woefully broken and it seems those who do so deliberately more often than not get away with it by using the latest designer substances that tests haven't been developed for whilst people get medals stripped and banned for years for things like flu medication or marijuana.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-21 10:17

      I can have empathy with that, but will some-one just help him right, please!!!!

      iceberg.standard - 2012-06-21 10:32

      Thank you Louw, the first sensible comment so far. Trust Media24 to sensationalise this. Media 24 is part of the reason the government wants to gag the media.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-21 10:34

      Sean, there is very little medicine athletes can use. There is an official list of banned substances and athletes can only be treated by their doctor. In Holland there was a case of a cyclist that was caught and thus banned for a period of time. He used nosedrops that contained traces of a banned substance that he bought at the local chemist..

      iceberg.standard - 2012-06-21 10:36

      Sean, you are absolutely right about banned substances in over the counter medication. I commented further down that when my son participated in the Gauteng Rowing championships last year, ROWSA emailed a detailed list of medications, prescribed and over the counter which indeed contain banned substances. I have no doubt that Athletics SA would have done the same with professional athletes. I sincerely hope there is a mistake.

      jason.mcdonahugh - 2012-06-21 10:48

      Yes its in over the counter medication but when you start competing you need to educate yourself on what is and isnt banned! It is your responsability to check what is in the supplements and medicine you take! This is same as that fat lady in america who blamed Mc donalds!

      louwc - 2012-06-21 10:49

      @press.enter, what i meant was that his dad is probably uninformed, dissapointed and made a regretfull comment. I was trying to say that the media, and now all of us, is blowing this up into something that it is not. How you took my comment and decided i am a racists, I dont know?! Do you regularly pass judgement like that? And please that was a rethorical question.

  • eldon.wessels.1 - 2012-06-21 09:15

    Charl Mattheus was disqualified in 1992 for a banned substance and the disqualified. Jetman Msutu was named the winner. Jetman was not white I can assure you. Jeremiah you're a prick .

      pollen.teffo - 2012-06-21 09:44

      Thats where you are wrong @Noddles,his father is the one who is making all this racial remarks!why are you saying Jeremiah is a prick!!!!the guy is just pleading his innocence.....

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-21 09:45

      And in those days white okes were in charge of the country.

      gaff.harrison - 2012-06-21 10:02

      @pollen if you read carefully you will see that Jeremiah is the father.

  • ruan.vanniekerk.754 - 2012-06-21 09:16

    Pathetic!!!!!

  • peter.kreuger.7 - 2012-06-21 09:17

    WTF, hahahaha seriously ?

  • sandimzilikazi - 2012-06-21 09:21

    this is embarrassing

  • richard.zanner - 2012-06-21 09:22

    Here we go again. Always the racist card. When will these racist screamers stop. The whites make up less than 10% of the population with almost none in any form of controlling Government position and yet they still seem to wield the mighty sword. Grow up and take responsibility for your own actions. He also has not yet opted to have the second specimen tested.

  • msendi - 2012-06-21 09:22

    Racism… I think no, because the second one was also a black South African. I curse whoever came with the word racism. All failures fail because of racism…

      emile.marais - 2012-06-21 18:37

      Agreed. The word has lost all meaning, especially in the South African context.

  • peter.brown.940436 - 2012-06-21 09:23

    Pathetic Find another excuse

  • thandazab - 2012-06-21 09:23

    Lol Malemas product! He taught them well! U can't blame anyone for what you bring upon yourself!

  • marumobongani - 2012-06-21 09:23

    racism uhhm that word goes well with news24 plus the readers here they so love racism

  • marc.grondein - 2012-06-21 09:24

    ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha lol whaaaaaa you idiot what a stupid comment.

  • Kholofelo Irene Maboho - 2012-06-21 09:24

    Geez...look at all your comments...it's a shame!

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-21 09:35

      It is very easy to type a comment without giving thought to how it will be interpreted by others. This is the problem with electronic communication. Rather than ridicule dad or the son, maybe we should take a moment to thik how we would react in a similar situation...

  • Deon - 2012-06-21 09:25

    His family has probably already decided how to spend his money, now they might end up with nothing.

  • Jackson - 2012-06-21 09:28

    You know watching the race i had a lump in my throat for Ludwick, a man stepping up to the plate and achieving his goal, i was truly happy for the guy, but when i see this race card being pulled for something that has absolutely nothing to do with race I now feel nothing for this black piece of *&^%(*& and i hope that he is stripped of his medal and must give back the money, he and his stupid father deserve to rot in hell, Take that race card and shove it you dumb racist pig.

  • FirstSeed - 2012-06-21 09:28

    "A blackman is always a suspect',LOL

  • ryan.ball.589583 - 2012-06-21 09:29

    For an accountant that is the most uneducated response to an issue that is standard procedure for WINNERS and not because you are black, I was so happy that a south african won it but now I hope u get stripped of your title with a fickle comment like that, you were supposed to be flying the flag for our beautiful country, instead now you are the laughing stock. If you are stripped then a black man would win, explain how targeting you constitutes racism then. Sad

  • sibonangaye - 2012-06-21 09:30

    how i wish South Africans can STOP using the statement, "this has happened to me because i'm black" and the government has to outlaw such statements because they are taking the country backwards. If black people are to take their place in society, they should learn to be responsible and take responsibility for their actions. When a black person fails at school, it's because he's black, when he's charge for corruption, it's because he's black, when found with traces of a banned substance in his body its because he's black, when he fails to make it into the boks its because he is black. As black we can't denying the existence of racism but let's not hide behind a leaf and that will be for our own good.

      schmee.gol - 2012-06-21 09:37

      You must check how much nonsense I have to put up with just because I'm white.

      Richard - 2012-06-21 17:57

      I could not agree with you more..... very frustrating..

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-06-21 09:30

    Yes, because playing the race card is so much more convenient than actually accepting responsibility for your actions.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-06-21 09:32

    News24 why are you reporting on what the old man is saying, he is old, he doesn't know what he is saying. He is suffering from the same disease a lot of ANC comrades are suffering from * apartheid phobia*. People suffering from apartheid phobia have a tendency to blame everything on the white man. Give the old man a warm soap and his medication and let him go back to bed.

      warren.d.manning - 2012-06-21 09:37

      Lol Sibusiso...

  • schmee.gol - 2012-06-21 09:35

    Ja boet, you really shouldn't eat that white stuff.

  • Bugprof - 2012-06-21 09:37

    I had a headache,took a pill and now feel better. Thank you for racism.

      dave.e.richman - 2012-06-21 10:06

      Yes Bugprof..... but what colour was the pill :)

  • michael.salomon.589 - 2012-06-21 09:39

    The RACE card is soooo yesterday's excuse.............. MOVE on !!!!!!!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-21 09:39

    How strange for a black person to think he is the victim of racism? Would never have expected it. Respect gone. I guess when Charl Matthias was tested and caught out it must have been due to the fact that he was afrikaans speaking ... or perhaps in those days white's were being picked on. Yawn ... I'm so tired of this nation that blames everyone but themselves for everything. Very dissapointing race.

  • given.zondi - 2012-06-21 09:40

    Only in S.A. Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagafontein

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-21 10:21

      Good one!!!!!!

  • pollen.teffo - 2012-06-21 09:41

    Come on man,not the race cards again,ewww!!!!

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-21 09:42

    Hahaha... Ja the drug test was invented to ONLY show 'positive' when used on black folk. No white has ever tested positive for stimulents! Can't belive this article was allowed to be printed. I'm going to the Human Rights Commission

  • wendy.bertuolo - 2012-06-21 09:43

    This has nothing to do with him being black. As far as I know the top three places in any sport at high level are tested and random samples are taken of athletes who have placed lower than that. Unfortunately, now days its very easy to take illegal substances without realising it, because these substances are even found in normal everyday supplements, however as a top athlete it is your job to know what you can and can't take.

  • rock.jason.52 - 2012-06-21 09:44

    Why they don't test athletes before the race and just after someone has won then start suspecting him and even do the test which is dubious... There's race issue because white don't just accept the success of black with open arm they have to dig and dig until the formulate something... Am sure if they could test most athlete no one will get out clean... The poor Mamabolo you are the victim of blackphobia what most white south africans suffered.....

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-21 09:49

      Yawn...

      Christian J Denyschen - 2012-06-21 09:53

      FU buddy

      schmee.gol - 2012-06-21 09:54

      You really should stop bumping your head on that rock, Jason.

      gaff.harrison - 2012-06-21 10:11

      @rock.jason.52 so you would like them to do over 18,000 tests before the race Einstein?

      schmee.gol - 2012-06-21 11:13

      Not only that they will not be allowed to eat or drink anything during the race.