– A government spokesperson recently shared that there is no evidence available to them that a Gauteng woman had given birth to a whopping 10 babies recently
– The spokeswoman, Phumla Williams, said in a statement that despite various media reports, the government can’t seem to find evidence of the claims and would love some clarity on the matter
– Williams’ statement comes after various news publications claimed that a Gauteng woman broke all Guinness World Records when she gave birth to 10 babies at a Pretoria hospital
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A recent statement made by a government spokeswoman, Phumla Williams, revealed that government has no evidence that a Gauteng woman named Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to 10 babies at once.
“The government has been unable to verify the authenticity of these births at any of our facilities,” reads part of a statement made by Williams.
More doubt on the miraculous birth story
“My office & our Dept. of Social Dev. have been searching for the family who allegedly gave birth to 10 kids today. Apparently, they from Tembisa & we wanted to assist as a city.
“Can @IOL provide some info on this story? Or has mainstream media degenerated into a fake news factory?” reads a tweet by Mzwandile Masina, the ANC Ekurhuleni Regional Chairperson.
South Africans are divided and confused
Many locals have expressed their confusion over the matter. While many of them started questioning the amazing birth story, others shared what little information they had:
“Good day my Leader. The gentleman [sic] who gave birth to 10 babies in Tembisa is my friend and is not a piece of fake news, I can arrange for a meeting with him.”
“This story is quite strange. Why has no hospital come forward to announce such a miraculous event? I mean, hospitals never miss an opportunity to make headlines. No TV news channel is carrying the story. Something fishy here.”
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Meanwhile, . earlier reported that a 25-year-old woman in Mali has given birth to nine babies making history as one of the few women in the world to deliver nonuplets.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Health in the West African country, the woman identified as Halima Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, but an ultrasound did not detect two more babies in her womb.
The ministry disclosed Cisse gave birth to five girls and four boys through the caesarean section. Halima had been under the watchful eyes of doctors in Bamako for two weeks but was transferred to Morocco for specialised care under the orders of interim President Bah Ndaw.