‘Three years later’: Where is Gosiame Sithole, the woman who ‘gave birth’ to 10 babies now?

‘Three years later’: Where is Gosiame Sithole, the woman who ‘gave birth’ to 10 babies now?

Gosiame Sithole made headlines in 2021 when she reportedly gave birth to ten babies, but where is she now?

South African woman delivered of 10 babies in Pretoria hospital

Social media has been abuzz as Mzansi tries to connect the dots about Gosiame Sithole’s whereabouts three years after reportedly giving birth to ten babies. The incident happened in 2021 in Pretoria, Johannesburg.

However, against the news, Guinness World Records told the BBC that it was investigating what would be a new world record.


However, three years later, the world hasn’t heard anything about Gosiame Sithole apart from allegedly giving birth to ten babies. Against the backdrop of the news, Gosiame Sithole’s husband confirmed that his wife had given birth to decuplets despite the scan saying otherwise.

Speaking to Pretoria News in 2021, he said, “It’s seven boys and three girls. Honestly, I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much.” However, a close family member confirmed that Gosiame Sithole gave birth to ten babies.

Reports have it that she gave birth to five via natural birth, while the other five were delivered via caesarean section. Gosiame Sithole previously gave birth to twins. They were six years old at the time of the incident.

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Against the reports, Gauteng’s provincial government downplayed the news and threatened to take legal action against IOL, which first published the article. The provincial government made it known that no hospital in the province had a record of decuplets, as alleged.

After a series of medical tests, results revealed that Gosiame Sithole was never pregnant. However, despite the provincial government rubbishing the news, IOL stood by their story.

The media outlet revealed that Sithole delivered the children at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. The publication claims that the provincial government was trying to downplay the news.


She last hogged headlines in 2021. A year later, a 57-page report was released. The report dismissed claims that Gosiame Sithole was wrongfully confined for a mental healthcare observation.

The report also established that her admission for mental health observation ‘may have been warranted.’ It also downplayed that the provincial government had encouraged Sithole’s husband to report her missing so she could be arrested.

However, she voluntarily turned to the police to resolve the inquiry about the missing person. Against the report, Gosiame Sithole revealed that she gave birth to decuplets, but she has no access to them.

Piet Rampedi, editor of Pretoria News, and Iqbal Survé, Executive Chairman of Independent Media, which owns Pretoria News, backed her up.


Failure to prove that Gosiame Sithole gave birth to ten babies saw Halima Cisse keeping her world record as the only person to give birth to more babies in a single birth.

On the other hand, a woman who gave birth to eight children in the US holds a Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth who survive. She has held the record since 2009.


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