Wits athletes vs sex workers


Wits athletes competing in Durban found themselves in a contest of a different kind: dodging the advances of prostitutes. Female sprinter, Fikile Masikane, was among a group of 12 athletes who stayed at the Banana Backpackers Youth Hostel, which she believes also housed prostitutes working at the “brothel” next door. Interactions with prostitutes “I feel…

Athletes, escorts and dirty sheets


Wits athletes who attended a national championships in Durban last week were accommodated at the Banana Backpackers – youth hostel situated in the same building as an escort and massage parlour. Sprinter Axel Kayoka said the toilets were dirty, the showers had a stench that would not go away and the cupboards were filled with…

Athletes run into hurdles


A MEMBER of the Wits athletics club has complained about politics at the sports administration department and possible marginalisation of some sports. Sprinter Axel Kayoka, 3rd year engineering, student complained that the athletics team was attending the University Sports SA National Track & Field Championship in Durban but support and communication from the Wits sports…