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THE Caster Semenya gender verification test saga has taken a new turn with Athletics South Africa summoned to appear before Parliament on September 22.
At the same time, ASA has come out in full support of a call for a commission of inquiry into allegations that Semenya was tested to verify her gender.
In Parliament, ASA will appear before the sport and recreation portfolio committee chaired by Butana Komphela, a platform that they plan to use to set the record straight regarding the alleged tests.
The widely reported allegations are that Semenya was tested at a private clinic in Tshwane in the presence of various people. The other test is alleged to have taken place in Mauritius at the continental championships prior to the World Championships in Germany.
ASA boss Leonard Chuene has consistently said ASA never endorsed any gender verification tests as they know "The Queen of South African Athletics" is a girl. Semenya is reportedly unfazed by Australian media reports that she is a hermaphrodite.