Mediclinic, the hospital group named in a Pretoria News article on Monday night, has denied treating the ten babies allegedly born earlier this month.
According to IOL, Gosiame Thamara Sithole, who hails from Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni, gave birth to her bundles of joy via a caesarean section on the evening of June 7.
The father of the children, Teboho Tsotetsi, told the Pretoria News that Sithole told him that she had given birth at the Mediclinic Medforum Hospital in Pretoria, reports TimesLive.
This was reported by the father to have occurred at around midnight, but allegedly, no visitors were allowed.
Mediclinic spokesperson, Tertia Kruger, said the following to TimesLive when asked about growing suspicions circulating around the legitimacy of the births.
“However, we can confirm that none of our facilities were involved in the obstetric care of this patient or her decuplets.
“The Pretoria News story also quotes Tsotetsi as saying Sithole told him that she was moved to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital on Friday, which appears to contradict information from Gauteng health and provincial authorities, who said they could not trace her at any of their public or private facilities.
“The health department referred TimesLIVE to the department of social development for comment, with the latter saying there was no update at this stage.
“In the Pretoria News article, it was also reported that Tsotetsi had issued a missing person’s statement to police on Saturday because he was “concerned about Sithole’s whereabouts and her safety since she told him he was not allowed to see his decuplets due to Covid-19 regulations.”
However, News24 reported on Friday that there was no missing person’s case, indicating contradicting information.