A mum who claims she gave birth to ten babies as once says their ‘dad’ is trying to become a ‘millionaire’ by denying their existence.
Gosiame Sithole, 37, says her lover Teboho Tsotetsi’s allegations that she has made up having decuplets, has left her feeling hurt.
The couple from South Africa hit headlines around the world when became Gosiame announced that she had broken the world record for the most amount of babies birthed together.
Gosiame mum claimed their seven boys and three girls were conceived naturally and delivered through C-section in a Pretoria hospital on June 7 after 29 weeks.
No photo evidence of the decuplets has been published and supposed father Tsotetsi says he is yet to see them but Gosiame claims that is because he was “expecting to be rich” from the babies.
She added that she and her ten babies have gone into hiding as Tsotetsi, she alleges, was only concerned about the donations that have been flooding in from well-wishers around the world.
Gosiame has spoken out after Teboho said on Tuesday he had not seen her or the alleged children since her incredible claims, The Mirror reports.
Speculation has grown over Gosiame’s claims after the hospital where she said she gave birth denied treating her.
His family released a statement that said they do not believe there are decuplets until it is proven otherwise.
Gosiame refuted Teboho’s claims and referred to them repeatedly as “my babies” in videos shared by Pretoria News editor Piet Rampedi on Tuesday.
She didn’t confirm how many babies there are or their names, TimesLive reports.
“They are unfair because they are doing things and they are trying to hurt me,” she said.
“I speak to Tsotetsi now and then. I feel that they never loved me; I was just forced to be with him.”
Addressing Teboho’s family’s statement, she said: “What they are doing shows me that they wanted to ruin something with my babies.
“That is why they are crying so much for them. The children are mine and no one else’s. Why are they after me?
“They were looking at the donations coming from people and wanting to be millionaires from the births. They were expecting to be rich. That is why I have [my babies] where they are.”
She also questioned claims that the decuplets do not exist.
“Are they sure with what they are saying? I want to know if they are sure of what they are saying. I will do what I want, and on my own time and not on their time,” she insisted.
“I won’t do it for them, I will do it for my sake because they never loved me”.
The statement from Teboho’s family read: “Teboho confirmed he had not seen the decuplets and relied on his girlfriend who called to inform him of their birth.
“He made several attempts to visit his girlfriend and the babies but she has failed to disclose her whereabouts and the condition of her babies.
“The current uncertainties and public disclosure about the decuplets are of major concern to the family, especially in the absence of any proof of the decuplets’ existence other than telephonic and WhatsApp messages from the mother.”
Her family added until “it is proven otherwise” they believe the babies do not exist.
Teboho has also pleaded with the public to stop sending money to Gosiame.
Gosiame, who has twin daughters, said doctors first told her she was expecting six babies before a second scan showed there were eight babies.
But her 10 babies claim has not been confirmed by doctors or the Guinness World Records.