Gosiame Thamara Sithole, the South African woman who made headlines after it was reported that she had given birth to ten babies was lying. In fact, a local government inquiry found that Sithole wasn’t even pregnant.
“These allegations are false, unsubstantiated, and only serve to tarnish the good reputation of Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the Gauteng Provincial Government,” a statement from the government said.
The Gauteng Provincial Government that it had “conducted a thorough check with all hospitals” in the area to “establish the veracity” of Sithole’s claims that she had given birth to decuplets.
“None of the hospitals in the province, public and private, had any records of such births at their facilities,” it said.
It continued; “It has now been established by medical practitioners that Ms Sithole did not give birth to any babies in recent times,” it revealed.“It has also been established that she was not pregnant in recent times.”
The government also shared that it will be pursuing legal action against Sithole who has since been admitted on a psychiatric ward.