Surprise bonanza for triplets
There was joy in the family as the home filled up with toys, cot beds, clothes, nappies and other goodies
CHRISTMAS has come early for two sets of triplets in the North West. On Sunday, they received gifts from the South African Multiple Birth Association (Samba).
In April this year Rebecca Phejane of Setlopo village, near Mahikeng, gave birth to a set of triplets - adding to the triplets she had four years ago.
Phejane's unique situation was highlighted in Sowetan two months ago after she said she desperately needed help to raise all her children.
This weekend, there was joy in the family as her home filled up with toys, cot beds, clothes, nappies and other goodies.
Samba's Marion Smith said her organisation did not think twice about doing something special for the triplets.
"We provide moral support for parents of multiples but we normally do not give out food and nappies and other baby stuff, but this case was a special one, so we asked for donations from around South Africa, " she said.
Doctors said Phejane's case was one in a million.
Since the birth of the second set of triplets, help has been pouring in for the family.
North West MEC for social Development, Women, Children and People with Disabilitities, Mosetsanagape Mokomele-Mothibi, has promised to engage with the local municipality to build Phejane a house and get her employment..
Malaika's Tshidi Mholo also donated food and money.
The ecstatic mother was overwhelmed with Samba's donation.
"I feel blessed. My children will live a good life from now on, the days of struggling to go to clinics are over, they have prams now, thank you."