It’s been two days since the story broke about a Tembisa woman who gave birth to decuplets on 07 June 2021 – and there has been still no verification about where or how the woman birthed 10 babies.
The decuplets story, an exclusive, written by IOL said Gosiame Thamara Sithole aged 37 had successfully delivered seven boys and three girls via Caesarean section. Her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, told IOL he was unemployed, and was overwhelmed when he found out about the pregnancy.
In an interesting twist of events, the Gauteng Health Department issued a statement on Wednesday saying they have made contact with all Gauteng hospitals, both public and private, and they can’t find Sithole or the ten babies.
If the babies were indeed born at 29 weeks which the story claims, they would need neo-natal specialised care to survive and there would have to be a record of their birth.
The Gauteng Health Department is struggling to verify this story.
“Following reports from the Independent Media group about a Gauteng woman having given birth to decuplets on Monday, 07 June 2021, the Gauteng Provincial Government conducted a thorough check with all hospitals in the province to establish the veracity or otherwise of the report. None of the hospitals in the province, public or private, have any records of such a delivery in their facility,” they said in a statement.
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