Connect with us

Mzansi Scandals

Gauteng woman who gave birth to 10 babies is a side chick – Teboho Tsotetsi’s real wife speaks out

Published

on

Gosiame-Thamara-Sithole3

The reported birth of the world’s first decuplets has left the wife of the babies’ father depressed. Sibongile Gxekwa said her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, cheated on her with the babies’ mother, Gosiame Thamara Sithole. Gxekwa said the news broke her psychologically.

When the news of the birth of 10 babies to a Tembisa woman broke, the feat was celebrated around the world.

But for Sibongile Gxekwa, 47, it collapsed her world because the babies’ father, Teboho Tsotetsi, is her husband.

Earlier this week, Pretoria News reported that Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to decuplets at an undisclosed Pretoria hospital.

But in the days that followed, the birth became shrouded in mystery. No public or private facility would confirm the delivery or care of the babies.

On Thursday, Gxekwa poured her heart out to the publication and said that Tsotetsi started seeing Sithole behind her back in 2020.

“He even went as far as going out almost every evening and returned in the wee hours of the morning,” said Gxekwa.

“When he started his escapades of going out at night, I confronted him about the cheating. I told him that the person he was seeing was either staying alone or residing with her parents. At the time, I didn’t know who she was.”

Gxekwa said:
He ultimately impregnated her. I recently learnt that she was pregnant with eight children. She also has other children, including triplets, apart from the twins the media has reported about. My husband even asked for prayers from his church for his girlfriend to give birth to healthy children.

Once it was announced that Sithole was pregnant, the Tsotetsi family turned against Gxekwa, she said.

Gxekwa said she was told that the decuplets were in incubators at a hospital in Pretoria.

“He has not told me anything about his new 10 children. He promised that we would talk about his new children upon his return from Cape Town on Wednesday. He has ordered me not to speak to the media about this matter. He has threatened to chase me away from our marital home.”

While Gxekwa lives in their marital home in Tembisa, Sithole moved in with Tsotetsi’s mother in Lifateng section, Tembisa.

Tsotetsi lives between the two houses, Gxekwa claims.

I dated my husband when I was 15 years old. In 2006, he completed his lobola for me. Since the news broke, I have not been feeling well. This entire situation has depressed me. We are both unemployed. My children and I survive on the money we receive from my parents.

Both a relative and a friend confirmed to the publication that Gxekwa and Tsotetsi were married traditionally.

Family spokesperson Makgoshi Maponyane, from branding company Facade Estillo, didn’t respond to the publication’s calls and messages.

Itirileng Matabane, a caretaker on the property where Sithole used to rent a room, said she knew her as “Modiegi”.

“She lived with her two minor twins and a male relative. Sithole has also told me that she has a set of triplets residing with her relative in Soweto. I was surprised when I heard that she had given birth to decuplets because of the size of her stomach.

“After falling pregnant, her tummy started growing and prevented her from walking. She was walking using crutches. She told people in Esangweni that she was expecting sextuplets. She disappeared without paying her two-month rent, and we heard that she was residing in Lifateng section. I am happy for her and hope that she will raise her decuplets with warmth and love,” Matabane said.

Tsotetsi’s relative, Nonhlanhla Tsotetsi, said while she had not seen the children yet, they were alive:

We are happy for her. God is great. We have never seen such a thing. This is God’s miracle. We didn’t expect that she would give birth to decuplets. I heard that she was expecting either eight or nine children. I am looking forward to assisting her in raising her newly born children. Raising 10 children is not child’s play. We need to help our sister. My wish is for the children to have a huge first birthday celebration.

On Thursday, the Gauteng social development department was supposed to meet Sithole and her children but the meeting didn’t happen.

Gauteng government spokesperson Thabo Masebe said they weren’t able to trace Sithole and the decuplets.

On Wednesday, City of Ekurhuleni mayoral spokesperson Phakamile Mbengashe said the Tsotetsi family appointed a spokesperson to engage with the media and public.

Patient confidentiality

A senior lecturer at Wits University, Dr Amy Wise, who is a maternal and foetal subspecialist in the obstetrics and gynaecology department and acting head of the obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, said it was possible that the birth slipped under the radar.

“Patients’ medical information is private, so the doctors who were involved in the case would not have been allowed to discuss the case. It’s not something that we discuss on a WhatsApp group. You are not allowed to put people’s information out there.”

Wise said that in a high-risk pregnancy like Sithole’s, the mother would have to be referred to a high-risk care facility and receive scans every two weeks to monitor the growth of the babies.

This would also assist in assessing the risk to the mother and babies.

Sithole is said to have given birth to five children naturally and the other five via a C-section.

“If it was a planned birth, we would offer a Caesarean. But if someone went into labour fast, then she can give birth [email protected]

She said multiple pregnancy mothers had an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.

Wise said the medical team would ideally include one paediatrician and nurse per baby, who would work with two anaesthetists, a surgeon and an assistant.

The babies are reported to have been born at 29 weeks.

Wise added that the decuplets might stay in hospital for at least two months, and Sithole would only need a couple of days to recuperate and be monitored for complications.

Attempts to solicit comment from Tsotetsi were unsuccessful.

Relatives directed the publication to Pretoria News editor Piet Rampedi, who they said was speaking on behalf of the family.

“In December last year, he took Sithole and her minor twins to stay with his mother. He often sleeps at his parental home and leaves our two young children and me. Our eldest daughter and her two children have relocated to his mother’s home.

In Other News: Uzalo actor Khaya Dladla (GC) fired again

When the character of GC, played by actor Khaya Dladla, came back to Uzalo viewers had different reactions.

Khaya Dladla

While some were happy, others were not satisfied with his storyline. Well, Khaya has allegedly been...learn more 

Advertisement
Comments

Latest on CelebsNow

Sports News8 mins ago

EURO 2020: Half-time Turkey 0-1 Wales

That was a terrific half of football and it ends with Wales a goal in front. Having latched on to...

Thembi Seete Thembi Seete
Mzansi Celebs19 mins ago

Actress Thembi Seete get dance lessons from Kamo Mphela – Video

Thembi Seete celebrates Youth Day by being more ‘youthy’ with multi-talented star, Kamo Mphela. In a video shared on social...

Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha1 Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha1
Mzansi Celebs1 hour ago

Photo: Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha welcome their bundle of joy

Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha are the latest parents in town as they’ve welcomed the birth of their first baby. DJ...

Russia Russia
Sports News2 hours ago

Euro 2020: Finland 0 -1 Russia

Russia secured their first win of Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Finland in St Petersburg. Aleksey Miranchuk put...

Tamaryn Green1 Tamaryn Green1
Mzansi Celebs2 hours ago

Former Miss SA Tamaryn Green celebrates fiancé’s birthday – Pictures

Tamaryn Green is grateful to be celebrating with her fiancé who is a year older today. Former Miss South Africa...

TT Mbha1 TT Mbha1
Mzansi Celebs2 hours ago

Protest halt TT Mbha’s youth day event

Thato “TT” Mbha’s golf day with purpose has been postponed. This comes after chaos erupted as residents protested outside the...

DBN Gogo DBN Gogo
Mzansi Celebs3 hours ago

DBN Gogo’s Khuza Gogo goes platinum

DBN Gogo has taken to social media to announce her single, ‘Khuza Gogo’ is officially a platinum status record. She...

Thuli Phongolo Thuli Phongolo
Mzansi Celebs4 hours ago

Actress Thuli Phongolo opens up on bad luck in finding a Boyfriend

As beautiful and career-driven Thuli Phongolo is, she says finding love is a difficult task especially in South Africa. The...

Advertisement

Trending