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CASTER Semenya has won again. Yesterday a tribute album called Human Triumph was released to celebrate her sporting success last year.
Top poet Mzwakhe Mbuli, who collaborated with several musicians in the production of the 13-track album, told Sowetan it was significant that the album was released yesterday.
Human Triumph was released by CCP Records/EMI.
"We were supposed to have released this album late last year, but we could not do so because of technical reasons. But now it's out on an important day, February 11, the day former president Nelson Mandela was released from prison 20 years ago," Mbuli said.
Among the artists who contributed to the album are Shangaan disco king Penny Penny, Mkhukhu gospel icon Solly Moholo, queen of gospel music Rebecca Malope, Tsonga and Sepedi traditional musician Candy Mokoena, Afro-pop prince Ntando and traditional Ndebele folklore musician Nothembi Mkhwebane.
All proceeds from the album will go into the bank account of the 800 metre athletics champion, according to Mbuli.
Semenya is said to have conveyed her gratitude to all the musicians who contributed to the album, which in essence is a celebration of her world record gold medal win in Germany last year.
"Her confidence has been reinforced and restored. She has written a note thanking everyone involved in the project," said a source close to the project.
Semenya has been advised by her lawyers not to speak to the media. Her triumph in the women's 800m event sparked controversy when her gender was questioned. When it was revealed that she had been subjected to gender tests by the IAAF to verify whether or not she was a woman, the controversy escalated. She has, however, enjoyed massive support in SA.