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Dad of Alleged Record-Breaking 10 Babies Says He Doubts Their Existence as Mom Is Still Missing

Lois Oladejo
Jun 16, 2021
06:30 P.M.

The dad of the alleged viral decuplets welcomed in Tembisa, South Africa, has addressed the public, noting that he does not believe his partner welcomed ten kids.


Tebogo Tsotetsi and his girlfriend, Gosiame Sithole, became the subject of news headlines across the globe after news got out that they were the parents of a newly-born set of decuplets.

The family of Tebogo Tsotestsi tendered a public statement on behalf of their loved one as they stated that Tsotesti has recently denied the existence of the children, as he is yet to set his eyes on them.

A doctor wearing blue scrubs with his hands folded at a hospital | Photo: Pixabay

A doctor wearing blue scrubs with his hands folded at a hospital | Photo: Pixabay

The statement noted that there had been doubts over the credibility of Sithole's claims about her multiple births. The dad met up with some of his family members to update them about the situation.

He reportedly made several attempts to contact Sithole, but all his efforts were thwarted. Tsotetsi shared that she refused to disclose her whereabouts.


The statement relayed that the ongoing uncertainties about the decuplets have bred many concerns in the family, as the only forms of communication with their mother had been via telephone and WhatsApp messages.

To this effect, the family's statement read that there has been a conclusion that the decuplets do not exist until proven otherwise. A missing person's case has opened while Sithole is being searched for.


She always thought the babies would be triplets.

Sithole was said to have contacted the father of her children on June 8 to inform him of their birth, but there was no physical contact. The hospital where she claimed to have given birth has also denied treating her.

After the initial announcement about the multiple births, Tsotetsi flew to Cape Town, where he received the £50,000 donation for the decuplets. He also noted that the world would get to see the children at the appropriate time.


However, he has since addressed the public and told them to stop sending funds to his and Sithole's accounts until the babies' existence was confirmed.

Tsotetsi shared that Sithole had seven boys and three girls after 29 weeks of pregnancy. He noted that they did not take fertility treatments, and the babies were naturally conceived.


Sithole, who is already a mom to twins aged six, also spoke to the press after she gave birth. She claimed that doctors initially said she was expecting sextuplets.

However, further scans revealed octuplets, and by the time of birth, they welcomed ten babies. Sithole, 37, noted that she was in disbelief as she always thought the babies would be triplets.

She further shared in another interview that she worried about the health of her children. Sithole noted that the first few weeks of pregnancy were difficult and plagued with sleepless nights.

After Sithole and her decuplets went viral, the Guinness World Record learned of the record-breaking situation and let BBC know that it would investigate her case.

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