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SA's minister of delivery

By Elijar Mushiana | Nov 01, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 31 ]

A LIMPOPO woman has expressed joy after Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi helped her give birth at Mankweng Hospital yesterday.

Delighted Elizabeth Mashitisa, 38, of Dennilton, delivered a healthy baby girl by Caesarean section. The baby was named Refilwe Aronica Mashitisa.

That came after Motsoaledi named her Aronica because he was one of the three doctors who helped the mother give birth as a celebration of the occasion of the world's population reaching 7-billion.

Mashitisa said she was very happy when the minister himself conducted the operation on her.

Unemployed Mashitisa has two other children - Tsegofatso, 13, and Kamogelo, 11.

Her husband Oria is a driver at Putco.

"I am delighted because my new baby girl Aronica is healthy," said Mashitisa.

The observer and head of department of obstetrics and gynaecology in Limpopo, Dr Davhana Nesengani, said he was happy because all went well during the operation, and the mother was also fine.

"It is a huge honour to have been joined by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi for the operation," Nesengani said.

Motsoaledi said the operation was part of his job as he had conducted many in the past, even last year in Gauteng.

The minister said teenage pregnancies and abortions were problematic because young people were practising unsafe sex. This had led to many young women dumping their babies.

"If you planned how many children you want, it also helps the government to plan for education, houses and other social services," Motsoaledi said.

"Our records show that 700,000 women have aborted their babies in our hospitals."


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Dr Aaron Motswaledi you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 01, 2011 8:1 | 0 replies

I don't think i will ever be able to do that. I saw a movie whereby a woman was giving birt, man that was horrifying. Woman are a mystery.

@ dre10

Yes dude thats why they say *** Siyimbhokodo*** indeeed its not the joke to deliver a baby into this world but for that moment u just think of ur child who also need to make a mark in this world, if only we could teach our young girls to wait a little longer this world would be a better place to live in, so now u know why man must respect us...

@ The minister --- well done sir u r practising what u r preaching to lay a helping hand whenever it is necessary..

Nov 01, 2011 9:58 | 0 replies

High five Mr are one of the few i still respect in our goverment...As for the name "Aronica"..WTF!!!!...

Nov 01, 2011 10:1 | 0 replies


yes i respect u. I was only able to watch 5 second of that woman giving birth and i switched to another channel.

Nov 01, 2011 10:2 | 0 replies

Moetswaledi is a lovable minister, he is a humble proper civil servant, I am not saying only on this act only, generally he comes across as a decent man,

Nov 01, 2011 10:47 | 0 replies

i hope it ends there with naming the child..cause we don't want to here stories tomorrow like other ministers

Nov 01, 2011 11:11 | 0 replies

VIVA minister you proved that you are not a politician you are a true servant of the nation.thank you

Nov 01, 2011 12:10 | 0 replies


Gloves are used in theatre during the C-section and thrown away

Nov 01, 2011 12:12 | 0 replies

Congrates Minister you have do a hell of big work. Others they should be like you not setting in there offices

Nov 01, 2011 12:17 | 0 replies

Good work Doc, hope all money hundry ministers can take a leaf out of your book, well done and God bless

Nov 01, 2011 12:50 | 0 replies

Everyone in this country knows who Dr Motsoaledi is but seldom about other ministers who are interested in flying around the world doing nothing except f***ing around. Go Minister, show them.....

Nov 01, 2011 1:18 | 0 replies