DA extends condolences on the passing of Paralympic icon Zanele Situ

Issued by Veronica van Dyk MP – DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
02 Nov 2023 in News

The DA wishes to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Paralympic star Zanele Situ.

At the Sydney Games in 2000, Situ made history by becoming the first black South African woman to win a Paralympic gold medal in the F54 Javelin throw event. She went on to become a six-time Paralympic and multiple Paralympic medallist.

The DA commemorates Zanele’s sporting contribution to our country, serving as a pioneer and beacon of hope to current and aspiring Paralympians.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. We mourn with the country the loss of one of our sporting giants, and a proud and true South African.