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Paralympic star Zanele Situ: ‘I’ll never give up’

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Zanele Situ has cemented her place among the nation’s Paralympic icons.


23 May 2020
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Paralympic star Zanele Situ: ‘I’ll never give up’

Four-time Paralympic medallist Zanele Situ in action. Picture: Gallo Images

For more than two decades, Zanele Situ has been an inspiration and a consistent driving force behind South Africa’s Paralympic movement. Born in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, Situ moved to Lesotho with her family as a child. When she was 11 years old, a tuberculosis infection was discovered in her spine. After spending three years drifting in and out of sleep in a semi-coma, she was left paralysed with a spinal injury which resulted in her becoming wheelchair bound. When she was told by doctors she would never walk again, Situ admitted she was devastated, as she enjoyed competing in...

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