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By unknown | Nov 16, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Pumza Fihlani

Pumza Fihlani

It is more than a year since twins Lindokhule and Lindelani died at Natalspruit Hospital, but they still haven't been buried.

They died a few days after their premature birth in October last year.

The misery of their mother, Nobuhle Ndlebe, started when the hospital gave the body of Lindokhule to another mother, Duduzile Mazibuko, whose baby also died shortly after being born at the hospital.

The body of the baby buried by Mazibuko was disinterred to establish the identity of its mother.

Lindelani's body is lying in a mortuary, where it will remain until the results of DNA tests confirm that Lindokhule is Ndlebe's baby.

All doubts would have been resolved last week if the hospital had kept its promise to release the DNA results then.

But yesterday Ndlebe said she was still waiting for the results.

She said the hospital would not explain why they were not ready.

Ndlebe said: "The mortuary told me I will have to bury Lindelani soon because his body is badly decomposed.

"By the time I bury my children they will not look human anymore," she sobbed.

Efforts to reach the hospital's chief executive, Georgy Abraham, were futile.

His secretary claimed he was "in meetings and cannot be disturbed".


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