Gosiame Sithole, 37, recently said she will not be able to return to work after giving birth to 10 children on the evening of June 7 in Pretoria. Right now, she is in urgent need of diapers, milk, bottles, clothes and cash.
The woman’s husband, currently unemployed Sithole, told Pretoria News that the couple had run out of savings after taking two months of unpaid leave and were relying on their grandmother. But, a lot of questions were raised after Sithole’s sharing by government officials recently who said they could not verify the birth. No one has seen Gosiame since June 7 until now.
Social workers say they have known about the family since 2016 when Sithole gave birth to twins. They will send someone to their home tomorrow to verify the new birth information.
Thabo Masebe, a spokesman for the regional governor, said there are no records of 10 births in any hospital, whether public or private, in his province. An event like this would be “difficult to hide”, he said.
“Following a report from the Independent Media group about a Gauteng woman giving birth on June 7, the Gauteng provincial government conducted a thorough inspection of all hospitals in the province to verify the authenticity. However, no hospital in the province, either public or private, has records of such births at their facility.“, the government statement said.
If the birth is confirmed, it would be a world record, coming just a month after Halima Cisse, a Malian woman, gave birth to nine children in Morocco.
Sithole’s husband, Tebogo Tsottetsi, was the first to announce the birth to the press late on June 7. He said his wife gave birth to 7 boys and 3 girls. The Dailymail said it could not independently verify the birth because the hospital name has not been made public.
(According to Dailymail)