Item 074 - Statement by President Nelson Mandela on the Semenya Commission

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Statement by President Nelson Mandela on the Semenya Commission


  • 1997-05-05 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website (

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The Premier of the Northern Province, Mr Ngoako Ramathlodi, and I have received the Interim Report of the Semenya Commission.

I have been advised that the Commission's findings are at this stage tentative and incomplete and that the Premier has decided appropriately that the interim report should be released together with the final report.

Furthermore, I am advised that the Commission's terms of reference are to be broadened and its time frame extended to investigate further issues, including possible corrupt conduct on the part of any person or official.

On behalf of the government I call on those members of the public who possess information which may assist the Commission to execute its mandate to come forward with such information before 30 May 1997.

The Commission is expected to submit its final report on or before 15 June 1997.

I am confident that with the steps that have been taken, the Commission can now proceed to the next stage of its work.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 8 Nov 2006 by Helen Joannides




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