A South African woman successfully delivered 10 babies at one time, various media agencies reported on Wednesday.
The lady managed to break the previous Guinness World Record carried by Milian Halima Cisse who delivered nine babies at one time in Morocco last year.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to seven boys and three girls by a cesarian way at a hospital in Pretoria, one of the three major cities in the state.
Her husband Tebogo Tsotetsi told Pretoria News: “It’s seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much.”
In the same context, Professor Dini Mawela, the Deputy Head of the School of Medicine at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, said: “It’s quite a unique situation. I don’t know how often it happens. It’s extremely high risk (pregnancy). The danger is that, because there is not enough space in the womb for the children, the tendency is that they will be small.”
On the other hand, the South African government highlighted that there is no real evidence for such an incident.
The spokesperson of the government said in a statement: “The government has been unable to verify the authenticity of these births at any of our facilities.”