Olympic and world 800m champion Caster Semenya today celebrate her 29th birthday and third wedding anniversary with her wife Violet Raseboya.
The South African runner first met Raseboya in a bathroom in 2007. Raseboya, now 33, who was a sprinter at the time and being escorted by doping officials, asked what a ‘boy’ was doing in there. Semenya responded, saying she was not a boy. The pair started dating from that point onwards and 13 years later they are happy together and hopeful of having children.
Semenya tweeted: “Today makes it 3 years since we said yes and it has been a blessing, thank you @ledile_violet_s for being you for me, may God bless us. Away from her personal life, the star runner experienced a life-changing year in 2019.
In May she was blocked from competing at the World Championships in Doha after the IAAF stood firm behind the new ruling that she would have to take medication to reduce her testosterone levels in order to compete. The rule change was introduced because the governing body felt that female athletes, like Semenya, who has an intersex condition called hyperandrogenism, would have a ‘competitive advantage’.
In other news – Solo opens up on proposing to Dineo – I was re-scripting my words in my head
SA hip hop artist, Solo opens up on how he proposed to his wife, Dineo Moeketsi a year ago. Today, 7th of January makes it 8 years since they’ve been dating. However, Solo finds it interesting to narrate all the feels that comes with proposing to his bae.
“Exactly a year ago, my wife and I took a trip to Mozambique. We’ve always made it a point to prioritize our anniversaries. This one was no different. Except, of course, the fact that I was planning on proposing to her. I’d love to share the story of getting the ring safely through airport… but perhaps that’s a different post,” he said. Read more