History-making umpire determined to be an inspiration

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.

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eNCA

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