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Zimbabwean man imprisoned for competing as woman athlete

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Sithole sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

    Reuters

    HARARE, Zimbabwe -- 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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  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    How would like to have been the doctor on call that day? I can see the phone call now..."Hey doc, we need your expertise to determine if this suspect we have is a man or a woman." :eek: Probably a good day to call off from work.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    I am shocked nobody made a joke about the mans name.

    It would seem his name fits the type of person he is to try and do something like this.

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