South Africa

SA Mother Of 10 ‘Mistreated’ By Police And Government Officials

The South African woman who reportedly gave birth to 10 babies (decuplets) nearly a fortnight ago, has endured mental torture at the hands of police government officials, reports claim.

 

Gosiame Sithole has been suffering from starvation at the hands of authorities following accusations that she had lied about giving birth to 10 babies and that she has “gone crazy”.

She was arrested by police at 7 am on Thursday and taken to Chloorkop police station. She was denied access to her lawyer Refiloe Mokoena.

 

Sithole was interviewed by representatives of the Social Development Department, who wanted to take her to a place of safety and later forced her to be taken to Tembisa Hospital in Ekurhuleni for psychological assessment.

 

She, however, in the presence of Mokoena, insisted that she wanted private psychiatrists to be part of the team to assess her.

 

Since Sithole had access to her cellphone, she called her friends and family complaining about the bad treatment she was having to endure at the hospital.

On Thursday, Mokoena told Independent Media that her client (Sithole) had instructed her to apply for an urgent court interdict to force the Gauteng Social Development Department to release her from its custody.

 

Mokoena said she had received the instructions after the department had forcefully taken the decuplets’ mom to Tembisa Hospital for psychological assessment.

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