The mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, says the metro tracked down the family and claimed it had given birth to ten babies.
“We found the family and found out that it was the babies Going well. Will share the information with the national government. Some of our comrades on the ground helped this family, “Masina tweeted. He was unavailable Wednesday morning for more information.
This was after government officials on Appealed Tuesday to Piet Rampedi of Pretoria News, the author of the article claiming the Gauteng mother was entitled to start a new Guinness world record to reveal details of the births – and helping the public find the family.
TimesLIVE reached out to several institutions and individuals to try to review the report.
The mother was named Gosiame Thamara Sithole , 37. In an interview in Her family’s home in Thembisa last month – whose publication was postponed at the couple’s request for safety and cultural reasons – Sithole said she was shocked and fascinated by the pregnancy. < / p>
When TimesLIVE contacted the man named Tebogo Tsotetsi, who was named as the father of the Decuplets, he refused to comment.
“I can’t give you any information at the moment,” said he on Wednesday.
Lerato Tsotetsi, who tweeted identically that Sithole had given birth to seven boys and three girls prematurely at the age of 29 weeks.
You are in a private hospital, she said, adding, “At the doctor’s request, since they are very small and in the neonatal intensive care unit, be pictures for now.”
Guinness World Records senior publicist Jessica Dawes said in an email that she was aware of the news that Sithole had given birth to decuplets.
“We send our congratulations and best wishes to the family. At the moment we still have to verify this as a record. However, our Records team is investigating this with a specialist advisor. ”
A month ago, a 25 year old Malian woman gave birth to nine babies Had eight babies in the US holds the Guinness World Record for most children born in a single birth, according to the BBC. It is not yet known which hospital Sithole gave birth in.
The Netcare group said she was not in their facilities.
Lovey Mogapi, spokesman for the Steve Biko Academic -Hospital said this was not the case in their care.
“I think we all want to know where they are. Many would like to donate. But they are not in our care, “she said.
The SA Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said they had no information, as did Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.
– <- em> Additional reporting from Graeme Hosken