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By unknown | Sep 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

An unemployed woman wept uncontrollably after nurses told her that she had given birth to triplets.

Salphinah Masete, 34, did not know that she was carrying triplets.

Masete went to Sekororo Hospital outside Tzaneen in Limpopo on Monday expecting to deliver one baby.

After delivering one baby, nurses at the hospital told her another was coming.

But that was not all. After the second delivery, she was excited when the nurses told her there was a third baby.

"Oh my Lord, what have I done to suffer like this?" she cried. "I am pleased to have delivered three babies at a go," she told Sowetan.

"But I am worried about their welfare because my husband and I are not working."

Masete and her husband, Thomas, live with their unemployed parents in Hlohlokwe, and have three other kids.

Spokesman for the Limpopo health department Phuti Seloba said the department would help support the triplets.


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