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07-14-2005, 12:38 PM

African jailed for running as woman
Posted: Thursday July 14, 2005 12:17PM; Updated: Thursday July 14, 2005 12:17PM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) -- A Zimbabwean court has jailed a man masquerading as a female athlete, court officials said on Thursday.

Samukeliso Sithole -- a triple jumper and runner who competed as a woman at several international sports events -- was convicted on charges of impersonation and offending the dignity of a woman athlete who undressed in his presence, unaware he was a man.

"He was sentenced to four years imprisonment, but six months were suspended. Effectively he will serve three-and-a-half years," said a court official in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, where the case was heard.

Sithole won a gold medal at a regional tournament in Botswana in June last year and won five medals at a youth championship in Mauritius. He also competed in javelin and shot-put competitions.

Sithole told the court at his first appearance that he had both female and male organs and that he lived as a woman after consulting a traditional healer. A medical examination showed that he was a man.

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07-14-2005, 12:42 PM
Wow. You do know where the main forum is...

Rain Man
07-14-2005, 12:42 PM
If African prisons are like American prisons, he'll be impersonating a woman for the next 3 1/2 years, too.

07-14-2005, 12:49 PM
Sithole? He is going to have a sore one.

07-14-2005, 12:57 PM
If the Chiefs had only tested Grbac. What a pussy.

07-14-2005, 01:06 PM
If the Chiefs had only tested Grbac. What a pussy.

ROFL Sweet.