After losing his left leg to cancer as a football-loving 19-year-old in 1996, Patrick Selepe’s interest was not diminished. Selepe eventually found his sporting home on the tennis court -- first as a player, and later as an umpire. He is determined to open up this world to others too, as eNCA sports reporter Hloni Mtimkulu found out. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Chair umpire Patrick Selepe made history last year.
He became the first person with a disability to officiate at the Paralympic Games.
Selepe was a pioneer even before then, with his presence felt in the early days of wheelchair tennis in South Africa.
He is determined to open up this world to others too.
* eNCA's Hloni Mtimkulu reports.