Athletics

Parly's 'Mr' Semenya gaffe

2010-09-14 22:30
Caster Semenya (AFP)
Anesca Smith

Cape Town – After months of drama to determine the gender of controversial athlete Caster Semenya, she was called a “mister” in Parliament on Tuesday.

Members of the portfolio committee on sport were seething about spelling and grammatical errors in a resolution they had to accept – including a reference to “Mr C Semenye”.

Members were lashing out at administrative officials until chairperson Butana Komphela pointed out that the document had, in fact, been drawn up by Parliament’s legal division.

The committee accepted a resolution on Tuesday to summon the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) after its management twice declined to report back about the handling of the Semenya debacle, as well as a forensic audit into the financial affairs of Athletics South Africa (ASA).

However, a concept resolution was only put forward to committee members during the morning.

Apart from the incorrect, honorific and repeated spelling errors in her surname, there was also a problem with the date on the document, as well as an incorrect interpretation of the parliamentary process around the resolution.

Cedrick Frolick (ANC) said he was “shocked” by the quality of the document.

“I am stunned by the inability to draw up a watertight technical document. The committee’s integrity is being put in a bad light.”

The resolution was sent to the speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu.
 

Read more on:    asa  |  sascoc  |  caster semenya  |  butana komphela
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Phelps had 'mush mouth'

2014-10-02 11:39

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

BASE jump off the world’s tallest building!

Watch as two guys jump off the world's tallest building!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Stand up paddler rides over shark!
Bear Grylls’ top 10 things kids should do outdoors
You HAVE to see this MTB Tsunami Fip!
Mountain unicycling – say WHAT?
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.