Mother Who Claimed She’d Given Birth To Record 10 Babies Admitted To Psychiatric Ward
The woman who recently claimed that she gave birth to 10 babies at the same time has been admitted for psychiatric evaluation.
Authorities are skeptical about whether the South African was ever actually pregnant with decuplets.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37 — who made headlines for the alleged miracle — was taken to the psychiatric ward last week at Tembisa Hospital in Johannesburg and examined by medical experts, according to Eyewitness News.
“The medical evaluation has shown that there was no pregnancy. It also shows that there are no physical scars to indicate a recent C-section,” a source told the publication.
Sithole’s lawyer, Refiloe Mokoena, said she claims she is “now being held against her will” at the hospital.
“She declined that she should be taken to the Tembisa Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation because she felt strongly that she is of sound mind,” Mokoena told IOL.
“She then instructed me to accompany her to the Tembisa Hospital. And when we arrived at the hospital, they took her straight to ward 14, the psychiatric ward. They told me that now she was in their custody, they would not be allowing the lawyers and the team of psychologists that she had requested to be present,” the lawyer added.
Strangely, even the alleged father, Teboga Tsotetsi, is questioning the existence of the babies.
A statement from his family said the following:
“He (Tebego) made several attempts to visit his girlfriend, but she has failed to disclose her whereabouts and the condition of her babies.”
“The family has resolved and concluded that there are no decuplets born between Tebogo Tsotetsi and Gosiame Sithole, until proven otherwise and wishes to apologize for any inconvenience and embarrassment,” they added.
Authorities have also confirmed they have no record of the children being born at any of the public and private facilities in the area, as per Eyewitness News.
However, a number of Sithole’s family members have said that she did, in fact, give birth to the 10 babies, which would mean she overtakes current record holder “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who had 8 babies in 2009, and Halima Cisse, a Malian woman who delivered nine children at a Moroccan hospital in May.
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