Mum Who ‘Gave Birth To 10 Babies’ Pleads For Fund To Help Raise Her Brood



In early June, Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to 10 babies, which most likely will get her listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Her photo of an overly expanded tummy had initially sparked outrage online, resulting in people coining the statement ‘decuplets.’ 

So far, the babies haven’t made a public appearance, and it seems the family is now faced with a hurdle of providing for the large brood. In an interview with Pretoria News, Sithole claimed that she has left her job and opted to stay home because she can’t cope any longer. On the other hand, her husband, Tsotetsi, is presently unemployed. 

Gosiame Thamara Sithole's photo of an overly expanded tummy had initially sparked outrage online.

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“I appeal to the public to help me in whatever way they can.” Sithole appeals. The family accepts help in particular baby needs, including diapers and formulas for brood. Before this, Sithole revealed that a scan had shown that she had six babies in her. Then her last scan showed she was going to have eight kids. The other two were found after giving birth to some naturally and the rest via Caesarean section.

And YES, Sithole pictured with husband Tsotetsi now has 14 kids after delivering 10 new babies.

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Sithole’s decuplets have undeniably broken the Record recently given to Milian Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine babies. Professor Dini Mawela from the Health Sciences University of Sefako Makgatho has commented that Sithole’s pregnancy case was rare and usually caused by fertility treatments, as observed in Cisse’s case. The Gauteng government has refused to assist as they couldn’t prove that she gave birth to 10 babies. 

But the family now faces a hurdle to provide for the large family. In this light, they're appealing for help from the public.

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Spokesperson Thabo Masebe in his interaction with TimesLive, stated that they have no record of the ten babies at any Gauteng hospital. “Unless if they were born in the air, we checked both private and public hospitals, and no one knows about the case,” Thabo added. More interestingly, he pointed out that no medical professionals had since come forward to claim their role in delivering the babies.

Gauteng government has refused to help, claiming they have no record of the ten babies at any Gauteng hospital.

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