Teboho Tsotetsi, the decuplets father has blocked donations for the babies as he can’t locate his wife and the babies since last week when she allegedly gave birth.
In a police statement on Saturday – in support of a missing person inquiry – Tsotetsi told the police he was concerned about Gosiame Thamara Sithole’s whereabouts and her safety since she told him he was not allowed to see his decuplets due to Covid-19 regulations.
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Speaking to Pretoria News after submitting the statement, Tsotetsi said in a WhatsApp message:
_I appreciate the financial support that we have been getting from members of the public, but I also would like to appeal to the public to stop making money deposits into our accounts until members of the community have seen the babies._
He said he had seen his heavily pregnant wife for the last time on 7 June, Sunday night when he accompanied her to the Esangweni Clinic in Tembisa, after she complained about labour pains.
Almost a week after Sithole repeatedly failed to tell him where she was, Tsotetsi said he gave the police a statement in support of their inquiry on Saturday.
The inquiry came after Tsotetsi’s family members opened a missing person case at the Tembisa South police station on Thursday.
In his statement, Tsotetsi said Sithole informed him that she was initially at Mediclinic Medforum Hospital before she requested to be moved to the lodge facilities of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH).
He said he sent her a WhatsApp message informing her that he was being harassed by the police who are investigating a case of a missing person because her whereabouts are unknown. Further reads the message:
_I had been tracked by the police, and If they get hold of me I will be arrested as I am a suspect now because I am the last person to see you. I really needed to see you but my priority is our safety. Please forward me your picture and the pictures of our babies._
Sithole reportedly said she was at Tshwane District Hospital, Dr Savage Road, Pretoria.