Husband of Woman Who Gave Birth To 10 Babies Asks Public to Stop Donating Cash
The father of ten babies said to have been born to one mother in South Africa has asked the public to stop donating money to his partner, whom he still has not seen.
Teboga Tsotetsi’s wife, 37-year-old Gosiame Sithole, recently made headlines for giving birth to a record-breaking 10 children at once — but conflicting local media reports in South Africa and a lack of photographic evidence now have many, including the babies’ father, doubting the authenticity of the claim.
“I appreciate the financial support that we have been getting from members of the public, but I also would like to appeal to the public to stop making money deposits into our accounts until members of the community have seen the babies,” Tsotetsi told local newspaper Pretoria News, according to the Daily Mail.
Not only has Tsotetsi not yet seen his children, but he hasn’t seen his wife since she left home on June 7. While she has purportedly given birth to her hefty brood, the Sunday Times reported that local authorities have been unable to trace Sithole to any public or private hospitals.
Numerous family relatives have come forward to maintain that Sithole did indeed recently give birth to 10 children — thus overtaking former world record holder “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to six boys and two girls in 2009, and Halima Cisse, a Malian woman who gave birth to nine children at a Moroccan hospital in May. However, no doctors have been able to verify the fact, nor have any photos surfaced of the newborns.
Pretoria News purportedly has all the details of the delivery but is holding publication due to “cultural and religious reasons.”
Tsotetsi, meanwhile, said he is excited to eventually meet his children, whenever that may be. On Wednesday, he accepted over $70,000 in public donations for them in Cape Town.
“I can’t wait to have them in my arms,” he previously told local media.