Womans' sports star shares wisdom

KG Motjane shares words of encouragement for young South African women.

Tennis racket. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - South African wheel chair tennis star KG Montjane has described Women's Day as a beautiful and necessary day worldwide.

Montjane, who recently won the Swiss Open ladies title, was born with a birth defect, forcing her to amputate her left leg below the knee.

She was recently named Gauteng Sportswomen of the Year with a disability and hopes that young girls can draw inspiration from her and her achievements.

She says Women's Day is a day of celebration.

"We are celebrating the strength and wisdom of all women out there. Without women, there would not be much positivity. Women must be celebrated."

She also said that disability, is not inability and urged young girls that have been disabled to stay positive and give themselves another chance at life.

She's set to represent South Africa at the US Masters next month.