Ekurhuleni mayor speaks out Gauteng woman Gosiame Sithole’s 10 babies are real
After much speculation, it’s been confirmed the ten babies Gosiame Sithole reportedly gave birth to earlier in the week are real. “Dear @mirriamp we’ve found the family and that we are informed babies are well. Will share the knowledge with National Gov, i do know we were a joke ystday when Gov was genuinely trying to find family. a number of our local comrades are assisting this family. So we are good OK,” tweeted Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina. Masina was responding to a tweet shared by Government Communications director-general Pumla Williams (@mirriamp) on Tuesday evening. In her tweet, she expressed concern about not having the ability to contact Gosiame Sithole or verify the births. Masina’s confirmation has brought relief to several after Williams’ tweet fanned the flames of the doubt about the reality of the story. According to Pretoria News, Gosiame Sithole, 37, gave birth to decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria on Monday night.
— phumla williams (@mirriamp) June 8, 2021
Sithole and her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, welcomed seven boys and three girls after initially believing they were expecting six to eight babies. The publication further reported she had asked for time to regulate to motherhood before commenting publicly on her birth and delivery. Brands and government departments came forward hoping to supply assistance to the family within the sort of donations. However, they struggled to locate the family, the hospital where the babies were born and any records at the Department of Home Affairs confirming the birth. -The Citizen