Cape Town – South Africans have taken to the social media platform Twitter to express their dismay after the Independent Media group on Wednesday presented findings from its investigations, including one by advocate Michael Donen SC, into the saga of missing decuplet babies and the treatment of their mother, Moliehi Maria Sithole.
The findings presented by Independent Media executive chairman Dr Iqbal Survé showed that Sithole, also known as the ’Tembisa 10 mom’, was indeed pregnant and underwent a Caesarean section recently.
This was confirmed by professional obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Mpho Pooe, who also attended Wednesday’s press conference called by Independent Media.
In June, Independent Media reported on the birth of the babies, but the story was dismissed as fake news in some quarters, amid reports of a cover-up by health authorities.
On Wednesday, Twitter users were quick to react to the findings of the investigation, with many expressing shock at how Sithole had been treated.
Piet was actually right about the #Tembisa10 that lady did indeed deliver the 10 babies and 2 of the babies died due to hospital negligence that's why our government was trying to hide it.— Zandile Excel (@ZandileExcel) October 27, 2021
Should we expect an apology from Nando’s to Piet Rampedi? 😇
They mocked him for telling the truth. 🤷🏾♂️#Tembisa10— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) October 27, 2021
Steve Biko Academic Hospital must respond. Today before end of business day #Tembisa10— Veve (@LudidiVelani) October 27, 2021
Nando's @NandosSA The Political Chicken was playing a key role in discrediting Piet Rampedi when the story broke out about the #Decuplets.
We did not FORGET ❗️❗️❗️#Tembisa10 #TruthAboutTembisa10 pic.twitter.com/rmtIBVJv3V— YountuSnr 🎶 (@ThabangYountu) October 27, 2021
#Tembisa10 #Decuplets Prayer and Strength to his women who was treated so unfairly she was really Pregnant,forced to give up her babies by Drs,taken to a mental institute,lost two babies 💔💔 Tembisa hospital covered it up she deserves Justice pic.twitter.com/NQYUgIka5q— IG:Joy-Zelda (@joy_zelda) October 27, 2021
Instead of searching for the truth about what happened to the woman, SAns rushed into attcking Piet, and discrediting the story. The woman was dehumanised, her pain ignored.#Tembisa10 #TruthAboutTembisa10— Dr Daniel Marven (PhD) (@danielmarven) October 27, 2021
Then imagine how bad the situation is in poor rural areas of this country How many more women and families have and are going through this traumatic hell! #Tembisa10— Ke Teboho (@Teboho_Ranks) October 27, 2021
African News Agency (ANA)