Caster’s love life in the spotlight

2013-03-17 10:00

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Track star and Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya has lashed out at a magazine story claiming she is engaged to fellow athlete Violet Raseboya.

The four-page spread in Drum magazine, featuring 18 pictures of the two, quotes unnamed sources who claim that Semenya and Raseboya started dating as far back as 2008.

There are also Facebook posts from Raseboya’s profile page used to support the rumour.

Yesterday an annoyed Semenya distanced herself from the story, saying: “I’ve got nothing to do with that story. Go ask Drum magazine because they know much more than I do. I really have nothing to say about that article.”

According to Drum, the two have even moved in together and “make life decisions together”.

“Violet can’t live without Caster. She always wants to know Caster’s whereabouts, especially if she’s not with her and I have no doubt they love each other,” says their source.

In August last year, the article claims, Raseboya responded to a Facebook friend who asked if she was dating Semenya: “We are not dating, ra ratana (we love each other).”

Semenya (22) and Raseboya (27) drive similar BMWs with personalised number plates made up of the abbreviation of their names.

There’s also a picture taken from Raseboya’s Facebook page, where the two are posing with a cake with the word Casvio on it – apparently for Caster and Violet.

When City Press asked Semenya about the rumoured engagement, as she and Raseboya wear bands on their ring fingers, she retorted: “Whatever you want me to say about it (the engagement), sorry, you are asking the wrong person.”

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