By Kaya 959 News
Government is appealing for assistance in tracking down the woman who reportedly gave birth to 10 babies in Gauteng.
“Government has noted media reports and social media posts alleging that a South African woman has given birth to 10 babies and reportedly broken the world record.
“The posts attribute the birth of the babies to Gosiame Thamara Sithole from Gauteng,” said spokesperson in the Presidency, Phumla Williams.
She said the government has been unable to verify the authenticity of the birth at any of their facilities.
“We need to verify this story and provide assistance where needed,” she said.
I just wish this mother can get huge donations. No one plans to be pregnant and expect 10 babies. Lord how many milks, pampers,how many bed, how many helpers. I hope she doesn’t suffer post trauma #"Guinness World Record"#guinnessworldrecord pic.twitter.com/Lrc01dYbON
— Rami🐬♓🕯️📿 (@makeupsahd) June 8, 2021
It was reported that the woman, 37-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole had given birth to 10 babies at a hospital in Pretoria on Monday night.
The report claimed that Sithole, who lives in Ekurhuleni, delivered seven boys and three girls via Caesarean section, beating a previous birthing record, held by Malian woman, Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine babies last month.
The report claimed that Sithole had been previously told that she was pregnant with eight children.
In an apparent interview with Sithole and her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, the couple said the had not taken any fertility medication and previously had twins.
Mother shocked by pregnancy
Pretoria News reported that Sithole gave birth to their bundles of joy 29 weeks into her pregnancy.
The newspaper reported that in an interview at their family home in Tembisa last month and the publication of which was delayed at the request of the couple for safety and cultural reasons, Sithole said she was shocked and fascinated by the pregnancy.
She said she had been in a state of disbelief when the doctors told her earlier this year that she was expecting six children (sextuplets) before further scans showed that it was in fact octuplets.
Sithole said she was shocked by the pregnancy.
“It was tough at the beginning. I was sick. It was hard for me. It’s still tough but I am used to it now. I don’t feel the pain anymore, but it’s still a bit tough. I just pray for God to help me deliver all my children in a healthy condition, and for me and my children to come out alive. I would be pleased about it,” Sithole said.