Missing ‘Tembisa 10’ mom is being sought by police – Here’s why
Gosiame Sithole, according to an open missing person’s case, was last seen going to Esangweni Clinic, on Sunday.
Gosiame Sithole, the mom who reportedly gave birth to decuplets affectionately nicknamed the ‘Tembisa 10’ has gone missing and a search effort has been launched by South African police to track her down.
Gosiame Sithole is a missing person
On Friday, News24 published a story, confirming that the 37-year-old retail store manager has been missing since Sunday 6 June 2021.
Bizarrely, IOL News had broken the story on Tuesday 8 June 2021, with reporter Piet ‘Mr Putin’ Rampedi claiming in his exclusive that Sithole had given birth to her 10 babies the night before, at an undisclosed private hospital in Pretoria.
Rampedi indicated that he’d had the record-breaking story embargoed for months, at the family’s request since there were a number of life-threatening complications in Sithole’s rare pregnancy.
As soon as the nation found out about the 37-year-old’s god-sent feat, a concerted effort was made to track her down and shower her with support. However, interestingly, the woman and her decuplets could not be traced. Not even the government could locate where Sithole had conceived her decuplets.
This, however, was quickly brushed aside as Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina tweeted, on Wednesday, that he had managed to track down the family. Moreover, a woman claiming to be a close relative of Sithole had come forth on Twitter to assure South Africans that the story was, indeed, true and that details concerning the whereabouts of the decuplets and the family were being withheld to protect Sithole’s privacy.
In a strange twist, Sithole has become the subject of a missing person investigation, according to the News24 report. A greater headscratcher is that the woman has been registered as missing since Sunday, a day before she had supposedly given birth to her 10 babies.
Based on information seen by the cited publication, Sithole was last seen making her way to Esangweni Clinic in Tembisa, allegedly soon after her water broke.
From what we understand, Tembisa police are manning the search effort for the 37-year-old and at the time this article was published, she had not been located.
What’s the latest on the ‘Tembisa 10’ babies?
Currently, the most recent bit of information that was shared about the decuplets was that the seven boys and three girls were being incubated at a private hospital.
Since the babies were allegedly born at 29 weeks, it’s said that they were in a fragile state and had to be kept under close watch by doctors.
It’s further claimed that during Sithole’s pregnancy, only eight babies were picked up by ultrasound scans. The two mystery siblings had been trapped in the wrong tubes, Sithole claimed.
However, to this day, no trace of the decuplets has been found.
This is a developing story.