Netcare has reiterated that no patient with a multiple pregnancy of eight or more foetuses had ever been admitted at any of its hospitals, including Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.

This is in response to Independent Media Chairperson Iqbal Survé’s claim that Gosiame Sithole, the mother of the so-called decuplets had visited several hospitals in Gauteng, including the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.

In a statement, Netcare’s Managing Director of the hospital division, Jacques du Plessis, says in addition to double-checking hospital records, management has verified with all the independent gynecologists and obstetricians practicing at the facility that none of their practices have consulted a patient or done a scan showing a multiple pregnancy of eight or more foetuses.

But an investigative report by the Independent Media Group claims the ‘decuplets’, were indeed born but were trafficked out of the country.

In June this year claims emerged of a record-breaking 10 babies having been born, however, the claims were dismissed as fake news.

Investigations by the Independent Media Group now claim to reveal that the mother of the decuplets was indeed pregnant and underwent a Caesarean section.

Dr Survé says, “There is an independent private obstetrician who examined the mother after release and showed that she was clearly recently pregnant and had a recent C-section. We have got numerous pieces of evidence, all of which are in the media release.”