Apparently, South African sprinter Caster Semenya has become one of Mzansi’s favourite. Thus, her fans did not keep quiet when comedian Loyiso Gola made a comment they didn’t like.
After outrunning her opponents in the final of the 800m at the Rio Olympics, she didn’t just win gold, but also won the people’s hearts.
However, Semenya’s case of hyperandrogenism sparked off some controversy during the Rio games. The 25-year-old South African was born with her testosterone levels higher than the average woman.
As a result, she is perceived to have a good amount of physical advantage over her counterparts. Consequently, she was always under close watch and prone to criticism from those who thought she shouldn’t contest with women.
For this reason, South Africans rallied around her, ready to tackle any derogatory comment directed to her. Loyiso Gola was unfortunate to fall into their trap and he wasn’t ready for what he got.
Loyiso took to Twitter after Caster’s big win and posted;
“Some of you took a break from witch crafting to watch Caster. She really did unite the nation. Fly safe back to Limpopo.”
The ensuing response shows that Twitter was not happy with him, and he sure felt the heat.
Meanwhile, still on #HandsOffCaster; South Africans taught Scottish 800m runner Lynsey Sharp to not mess with Mzansi’s golden girl Caster Semenya.
Disgruntled about the outcome of the final stage of the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics yesterday, Sharp cried her eyes out. She lamented on how “difficult” it was to compete against Caster Semenya who won the race.
Apparently, Sharp brought her ‘A’ Game to the tracks but only managed to finish 6th during the race. She is one of those who felt Semenya shouldn’t compete with other women to ensure fairness.