Whether South African gold medallist Caster Semenya is a hermaphrodite is not an issue because she is a girl, Sports and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said on Friday.
Briefing the media after reports stated that Semenya's gender tests revealed that she was a hermaphrodite, he said: "They indicate that she is a hermaphrodite, for me that means nothing. The issue here is not whether she is a hermaphrodite or not."
Stofile said it was "disgusting and unethical" that Semenya's gender was questioned in the first place.
"I don't think she's a woman. She's just a child. I think she's just a child who's enjoying growing up." - Sapa