Triplet mom's plea for help
A MPUMALANGA woman, who this week gave birth to triplets, says that while she is happy, she is also worried about the children's future because she is unemployed
Rose Mbetse-Lubisi, 31, from Ireagh in Bushbuckridge, successfully delivered triplets at the Matikwana Hospital.
At birth the babies, two boys and a girl, weighed 1, 3; 1,6 and 1,7kg, respectively.
Mpumalanga health department spokesperson Mpho Gabashane said the children were doing well on their own, feeding well and not in incubators.
But their unemployed mother, who has no formal professional qualifications, said she needed help to bring the tiny tots up.
She said the father of the babies was also unemployed but occasionally worked as a enumerator on a short-term basis.
"I would like to appeal to Good Samaritans out there to assist. Anything that will bring a smile to their faces will be appreciated," she said.
The couple was previously blessed with twins, both girls, who are now 6 years old.
"We stay in a two bedroom house with some basic facilities. There is no running water or other amenities," Mbetse-Lubisi says.
Health and social development MEC Dikeledi Mahlangu yesterday congratulated the family with the newborn babies. She also praised the health team that delivered the babies.
To help contact Mbetse-Lubisi on 0767240451.