A KAYA FM DJ has been suspended after listeners complained that his comments about revelations that Caster Semenya was inter-sexed were "harsh", writes Both Molosankwe in The Star.
Phat Joe, whose real name is Majota Khambule, invited listeners to express their views on the Semenya issue on Friday morning, after an Australian newspaper claimed the results of the sex tests the teenager had allegedly undergone showed she had "no womb and no ovaries, and had internal testes".
During his show, Phat Joe said the following:
Phat Joe declined to comment on his suspension
"Does this mean that at this point she has never had a period? To some extent, she should have known that something is not 100 percent right, she was still waiting for her period perhaps?"
"Did she cheat when she left those women (behind) in Germany? Why is it possible that she could not have known that she is not 100 percent female?"
Some of the callers were offended by the remarks. One caller, a man, asked him to be sensitive about the issue, telling him he had three times referred to Semenya as having testicles instead of internal testes, as it had been reported.
But Phat Joe shot back: "What is the difference between testes and testicles? Let's say she has testes, what does that mean to you? Does it mean she is a man or a woman? She is either a natural phenomenon, or something is wrong and something should be fixed".
Yesterday, Kaya FM confirmed that Phat Joe's suspension was due to the Semenya issue. The station said that while it would continue to entertain and inform, it would not do so at the expense of any individual, and there would be an internal investigation regarding the DJ's comments.
Click here to read the full report, posted on iol.co.za.