Women breaks Guinness World Record
A South African woman has set a new world record after reportedly giving birth to 10 babies.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole from the Tembisa township near Johannesburg gave birth to the babies on Monday, IOL reported.
According to her husband Teboho Tsotetsi, Sithole, 37, gave birth to the decuplets – two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans – at a hospital in Pretoria.
7 boys and 3 girls
Sithole, who hails from Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni, delivered her seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section.
“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,” IOL quoted Tsotetsi as saying.
Speaking to the Pretoria News, Tsotetsi said Sithole gave birth to their bundles of joy 29 weeks into her pregnancy. Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, previously said that her pregnancy was natural as she was not on fertility treatment.
South Africans are eagerly waiting for proof of what would be a world record. Relatives and neighbours of the couple have insisted the news is true. Guinness World Records told the BBC it was investigating Ms Sithole’s case.
Sithole now takes the crown for giving the mot birth at one go from 25-year-old Malian woman who gave birth to nine babies only last month in Morocco, in what was hailed as the world’s first case of nonuplets.