Fact check: Did a sick maternity nurse really swap 5 000 babies?

Fact check: Did a sick maternity nurse really swap 5 000 babies?

- Briefly.co.za fact checks a disturbing report that a maternity ward nurse allegedly swapped more than 5 000 babies and gave them to incorrect mothers

- According to reports, the sickly woman came clean as she wanted forgiveness for her sins

- Briefly.co.za delves deeper to reveal feedback from the Zambian Nursing Council

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Briefly.co.za earlier saw several reports that a maternity ward nurse allegedly swapped 5 000 babies in 12 years.

The disturbing report indicated that Elizabeth Mwewa allegedly made an astonishing admission of guilt.

According to reports, Mwewa wanted to atone for her sins after she became terminally ill.

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Briefly.co.za has now delved deeper to establish the exact facts in light of conflicting information.

It has now emerged that the General Nursing Council of Zambia has refuted the claims.

In a statement, the governing body shared that they conducted an internal investigation into the matter and that Elizabeth Mwewa has never been a midwife on the GNCZ register.

Fact check: Did the sick maternity nurse really swap 5 000 babies?

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AFP Fact Check reported on the update and that their own investigation led them in the direction of the mysterious woman in the photo.

Using google technology, the trail led them to a blog created by Ma Sedaye.

Interestingly, her profile states that she’s a Zimbabwean nurse working in the United States.

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The publication reached out to the woman in question, but hasn’t received a response as yet.

For now her identity remains a mystery, but it seems Zambian parents can now breathe a huge sigh of relief.

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