- After much speculation and confusion, a government official has now gone on to confirm that they have located the Gauteng mother who recently gave birth to a whopping 10 babies
- Briefly News earlier reported that various government officials said that there was no evidence that a Gauteng woman had birthed that many babies recently
- The conflicting reports about the births of the babies has resulted in a number of people heading online to voice their confusion over the matter that has now been clarified
Mzwandile Masina, ANC Ekurhuleni Regional Chairperson and Mayor of Ekurhuleni, has taken to Twitter to shed some light on his earlier statement that there was no evidence to prove that a Gauteng mom had birthed 10 babies in a Pretoria hospital.
The truth is revealed
According to his tweet, government officials have been able to track down the family that welcomed 10 babies into the world earlier this week and in doing so, broke a world record.
"Dear @mirriamp we’ve found the family and we are informed babies are well. I will share the information with National Gov, I know we were a joke yesterday when Gov was genuinely looking for family. Some of our local comrades have been assisting this family. So we are good OK."
Still confused but even more annoyed
Despite the fact that he has now spread some light on the matter, many locals are still confused about the matter. While others thanked him for clarifying things, others however criticised him. Read a few of their comments:
"I still don't believe it nna."
"Please apologise to Piet Rampedi & update the nation on the vaccine you ordered from Cuba. Kunini silindile."
"Maybe it explains why we are in such a mess, imagine senior politicians looking for a family on Twitter that gave birth in one of their hospitals? On Twitter nogamal? It explains so much, we are really led by people who are honestly bumbling with little knowledge of it."
The start of the confusion
Briefly News reported that a recent statement made by a government spokeswoman, Phumla Williams, revealed that government has no evidence that a Gauteng woman named Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to 10 babies at once.
"The government has been unable to verify the authenticity of these births at any of our facilities," reads part of a statement made by Williams.
Mzwandile Masina, the ANC Ekurhuleni Regional Chairperson also wrote:
"My office & our Dept. of Social Dev. have been searching for the family who allegedly gave birth to 10 kids today. Apparently, they from Tembisa & we wanted to assist as a city. "
Can @IOL provide some info on this story? Or has mainstream media degenerated into a fake news factory?"
THE RECENT UPDATE TO THE STORY: Tembisa 10: Mediclinic says the babies were not born at their hospital
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