Human Smuggling And Trafficking, Dr Iqbal Survé

Tembisa 10: Report reveals decuplets were trafficked

Tembisa 10: Report reveals decuplets were trafficked

2021-10-27 07:25:00 PM

Tembisa 10 : Report reveals decuplets were trafficked

Moliehi Maria Sithole, mother of the decuplets had given birth via C-section, a report released during a press conference held by Independent Media revealed.

ShareCape Town – An investigative report released on Wednesday by Independent Media during a press conference revealed the decuplets were born.The media group presented key findings from some of the concurrent investigations it had instituted into the saga of the missing decuplets and the subsequent treatment of Sithole, including an investigation conducted by Advocate Michael Donen.

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With him on the panel were Independent Media executive chairman Dr Iqbal Survé and Dr Mpho Pooe, who consulted and examined the mother of the decuplets.Addressing the press, Survé said the media company had done an intensive investigation after the story broke earlier this year.

He said this story, which started out as a feel good story turned into a twisted tale of how a poverty stricken black woman was taken advantage of by police, doctors, nurses and social workers.MORE ON THISLIVE FEED: Independent Media releases investigative report on Tembisa 10

Consequently, Independent Media launched a detailed investigation – including the deployment of deep-cover operatives – to uncover a syndicate of human traffickers central to whom are several obstetricians and gynaecologists operating in the private sector and using state hospitals – such as Steve Biko, Tembisa and Dr George Mukhari – to further their aims.

“We have to tell the truth even though she may be implicated. The role of the media is not to protect the powerful but protect the vulnerable and expose those in power,” Survé said.He said the media company was continuously threatened legally by government on separate occasions should it continue going forth with the story.

“We ignored all of them. We invited them to summons us,” Survé said.He said some of the doctors involved have fled the country.A Nigerian doctor who goes by various names to his patients and practice has been pointed to as the lead doctor who “showcased” Sithole to four other hospitals and his colleagues.

Initially, Sitole was said to have had six babies when she went for a scan in December 2020, however, in January/February another check-up revealed she had eight babies.Survé said the investigation into the matter revealed that after that Sithole had visited the hospital 40 times.

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She attended Steve Biko Academic Hospital every Thursday and private hospitals every Tuesday.“At all times she was told she had eight babies. The doctor told her she would deliver her babies in a private hospital. Doctors told her they would cover her medical bills provided she gave the babies up for adoption,” Survé said.

He said records, audio and video recordings, documentation as well as texts exchanged on WhatsApp have all come to light.Survé said on June 7, Sithole was induced at Steve Biko Academic Hospital but something happened and she and her Nigerian doctor were taken to a private hospital in Tembisa to another doctor.

It was at the private facility where she had a C-section done and something went “horribly wrong”.“She was transported to Tembisa Hospital and there were no incubators. They had found eight babies in her womb and two in her fallopian tubes. Two babies died upon delivery due to hospital negligence.

“The babies and the mother were then transported via two ambulances to Steve Biko.“The investigation found the CEO of Steve Biko and the Acting CEO of Tembisa Hospitals made the arrangements to move the babies.“Steve Biko never had enough space, or incubators,” Survé said.

He said Sithole had seen the babies and was told by the paediatrician the babies were “fine and taken to a place of safety” where she would be able to see them on the Friday.The babies were allegedly taken to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.It was also revealed Sithole was unaware she had left Steve Biko Academic Hospital at all after she was induced.

“She was not aware two babies died. The mother described the babies as ‘very tiny and not looking like babies’, which is correct. She could also describe the epidural given to her - unless you’ve had it or work in the medical field you would not know - in colour, size and this was corroborated by nurses.

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“Nurses who attended to this case were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements and should they talk they were threatened to have their licences revoked,” Survé said.He said a nurse who took pictures of the babies allegedly had her phone smashed.

Survé also quoted the lead doctor who denied having a hand in the delivery: “Look, I was not responsible for the delivery. I was called in to clean up the mess, a mess other doctors made.”After the mother was discharged from hospital and reported missing by her husband, who Survé stated she was married to by cultural law, she was arrested by police and told to be detained until the social worker came.

Sithole was subsequently booked into a psychiatric facility by the social worker and this, under the Mental Health Act has been deemed illegal, the report revealed.Sithole is alleged to have been told by the hospital that if she continued stating she was pregnant or continued speaking about her babies she would remain in the facility forever.

Survé then revealed that the investigation had uncovered a massive human trafficking cover-up.He stated the state hospital and others Sithole attended had been linked to a trafficking syndicate. This also implicated the Department of Home Affairs.

“Many mothers are told their babies have died. This trafficking has been found goes from Gauteng, to Mpumalanga, West Africa, Europe and the US.“Fifty percent of the babies are adopted while the other 50% are used for muti, cosmetic surgeries and stem cells.

“This has been a very dangerous investigation.“To government I say, it is okay to make mistakes. It is not okay to cover it up. Put systems in place to prevent human and baby trafficking. Suspend the Gauteng MEC of health and social development, those hospital CEOs. Look into the health department.

“We cannot be the epicentre for human and baby trafficking,” Survé said.He said there was no doubt that the network of traffickers existed and stated the syndicate cost the country between R1 billion and R2bn annually.Survé said there was no doubt this syndicate was running in other hospitals and provinces too.

“We did our homework and what we found was tragic. Our journalists were threatened by the syndicate as well as those who assisted in this investigation. The question the government has to answer now is what has happened to the babies? They should be taking responsibility for not having enough incubators.

“There should not have been four doctors but at least 24 doctors and nurses as well as 12 incubators ready for a procedure of this magnitude. There is no excuse for this kind of medical negligence,” Survé said. Read more: IOL News »

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Have any of these reporters SEEN these babies? Where are the gynecologist pregnancy reports? Who trafficked these 'babies' and why? Were they trafficked in incubators and who supplied them? MthobisiKieth U guys r insulting our intelligence Where’s the picture of the babies, we want to see miracle babies

Mpee_RET These people have to be desperate to save the image of their newspaper. pietrampedi really put them in a predicament because of his lousy journalism. I think the biggest problem here is that no one has ever seen these Piet's kids, including their own alleged mother and father. Ohhhhhh. Really now?

The story selling lots of newspapers daily. So trafficked with incubators or they were born soldiers. Nigerians are involved 'Dr' and list of other professionals 🤣🤣🤣. Nurse who took pic phone taken and she is suspended with or without pay? Who is she? Where is the husband and what happened to R 1 million you gave him?

I remember a baby being stolen in the ward i was in when i gave birth to my daughter. Its funny how many people dont believe this report.

Report confirms Tembisa 10 mom was pregnant, had recent Caesarean sectionIn June this year, Independent Media exclusively broke the story of the record-breaking 'Tembisa Ten' births. What began as a good news story, however, was dismissed as fake news in some quarters amid reports of a cover-up by health authorities and government. incomplete story I'm sorry but something about this sounds WAY off! The Tembisa10 media fairytale has ended, but we’re still in the dark about the whereabouts of the 10 babies … Piet, where are the babies!?

I am relocating to Orania this country called SA is joke The kids were sold to the cult our Gold and land...Someone in the anc knows something...they are known for selling out African souls to devil in exchange of money. They are shameless those ones. We must commend Iqbal Surve, his team and support staff for standing tall during times of immense challenge, uncertainty and grief. Their bravery and commitment to their story is the essence of real journalism. Thank you👏🏿 May God watch over ALL of you🙏🏾

You guys are going to be shocked when all is revealed. When u see who all is involved u will be deeply disappointed. This story is true. NazierPaulsen e report released by so called investigative media isn't as reliable as it sounds. Until a police report is released we don't know what to believe. It can be true how dd Bushiri leave SA 🤣😂 this country

I think we owe Piet Rampedi apology as a nation Are now turning into lol news? In some unknown hospital, by some invisible kidnappers. We know all these things, my friend. Bottom of the barrel stuff

Report confirms Tembisa 10 mom was pregnant, had recent Caesarean sectionIn June this year, Independent Media exclusively broke the story of the record-breaking 'Tembisa Ten' births. What began as a good news story, however, was dismissed as fake news in some quarters amid reports of a cover-up by health authorities and government. oddeomontle Base bezbulala iyingane zathula iyintatheli zonke emzansi A few questions. 1) given that she was examined prior to giving birth can you provide scans 2) are you saying all records of birth and transfer have been deleted? Dodgy. 3) this Nigerian doc. Assume they have his pic on record as he was supposedly a doc there. Care to share. You have recording of them saying it... That's not proof. Where is documentation on doctors visits, scans, CCTV footage. Don't waste our time and your money.

Bruh.... yoh IOL is a joke 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I know our government is corrupt but 1 thing I can’t believe is that they were competent enough to deliver 8-10 babies and traffic them out of the country without a single person dropping the ball somehow… they honestly aren’t that smart 😭😭🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ Liar pants on fire

Trafficked were ? Under Ramaphosa criminals are so brave Who is believing this spin..... The babies were used for Mnr to make the vaccine Report by who. IOL won't stop paddling propaganda and lies. They r busy playing with the weak minded. Taking them through the roller coaster ride. This story is full of conspiracy theories, xenophobia etc....haikhona

Tembisa 10 | Independent Media says Sithole asked to give babies up for adoptionIndependent Media said Gosiame Sithole was promised the full cost of a private hospital delivery if she agreed to put her ten babies up for adoption. Gaan aan met die kak stories... Julle moet asb nog bewyse lewer... Did she sell these babies

What an essay! warawara this, warawara that 😯 But I am only laughing🤣🤣, people believed the fairytales of the covid vaccine, of course they can say this now, people will believe this as well This story of decuplets human trafficked (all 10 bantu bakuthi) even the potential donors and police didn't bother to assist with the recovery, is a fairy tale that deserves to be World Favorite Fairytale. I wonder how is the mother coping🤔

SundayWorldZA... Ubani orite... I'm taking this with a pinch of salt 🧂 ! 😎 Bonke labantu abala... Baphuze I Jagermaster.... Badakiwe... Senziwa izingane la.. We only have gutter media in sunny South Africa so take whatever you see read and hear with a pinch of salt.. Out all this a NIGERIAN is involved.

Grown ups seating there, telling fairytales.... Full grown! Ag nee fokof, jirre hoe dink mens die kak uit ?

Independent Media’s decuplets report finds ‘two of the 10 babies died on delivery’An inquiry instituted by Independent News & Media in response to questions about the veracity of their reports about the 'birth of decuplets' in Gauteng has found 'two of the 10 babies died' while being delivered by their mother Gosiame Sithole. Such lies.... Fotonyana Lord_Folarin Mara TimesLIVE la re tlwaela

Proof....... This country is a joke. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Yol guys better have tons and tons of water tight evidence to make such a brazen allegation basically against the national government aligning it to trafficking, conspiracy, the list is long. I can't wait to see how this unfolds 😂😂😂😂😂 Iqbal Survé

Since they were born prematurely, were they trafficked with incubators Tembisa10 PietRampedi Dont people ever get tired of the lies and bullshit 🙄 Dear ICC in southafrica we are living in a reversed apartheid system where whites are classed as second class citizens with the racial BEE laws,plz help to pressure the nationalists ANC government to reverse their business killing policies&Farm Killings! IStandWithQuintondeKock

Yor,this place is a joke Le thomile gape akere

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Ag bulldust From bad to worse.. Anything to cover up.. 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 Wtf

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