A South African woman gave birth to 10 babies last night in an extremely rare occurrence. This comes barely a month after another African woman, Halima Cissé from Mali gave birth to 9 children in Morocco.
37-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole from Gauteng, South Africa gave birth to the decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria last night.
The Pretoria News reports that Sibanda’s husband Teboho Tsotetsi confirmed the birth of the seven boys and three girls. The bundles of joy were delivered by Caesarean section at 29 weeks into the pregnancy.
“It’s seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” Tsotetsi said.
Just like in the case of Halima Cisse, scans had missed two of the babies. Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, previously told the Pretoria News that her pregnancy was natural as she was not on fertility treatment.