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Semenya weds girlfriend in traditional fete

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South Africa star athlete, Caster Semenya (left) and girlfriend Violet Raseboya dance at their reported wedding over the weekend. PHOTO/Twitter/Ulrich J van Vuuren

South Africa star athlete, Caster Semenya (left) and girlfriend Violet Raseboya dance at their reported wedding over the weekend. PHOTO/Twitter/Ulrich J van Vuuren

CAPE TOWN, December 8- South African former world women 800m champion, Caster Semenya held her traditional wedding ceremony over the weekend as she waits to find out whether she will be crowned the 2012 London Olympics champion.

According to the SA Fame Awards Facebook page, which forms part of Limpopo Media, Semenya and her long-time girlfriend, Violet Raseboya, had their traditional wedding ceremony in Ga-Dikgale in the Capricorn District of Limpopo, Sport 24 reported.

According to reports, Semenya and Raseboya got engaged in May last year.

However, Semenya was quick to dispel those reports, saying, “There is no wedding. Don’t believe the rumours you read in the news,” Semenya said according to the Sowetan website.

However, according to the Daily Sun website, Semenya, 24, sent her parents to Raseboya’s family in Polokwane to negotiate lobola (bride price).

An insider revealed at the time that both families were happy to negotiate lobola, with Semenya’s family paying R25 000 (Sh175,000).

Semenya first shot to stardom in 2009 when she won gold in the women’s 800m at the IAAF’s World Championships in Berlin, before being controversially subjected to gender testing.

She was cleared and won the silver medal at the 2011 World Championship in Daegu.

Semenya’s greatest achievement to date was a silver medal in the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics but stands to be given the top medal after Russia’s Maria Saminova was banned for life for doping.

Social media posted numerous pictures of the happy couple on Monday.

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