"When I saw her... she looked like she had been beaten up with a hammer. My mother started crying," Mathibela said.
She said she then decided to take pictures of Sikhosana's bruised face with her phone. Mathibela said when they went to see Sikhosana in Witbank, nurses there said her condition was too bad.
"They said she was covered with blood [when she arrived] and they had to clean her up before doctors could assess her," she said.
Sikhosana's mother Sarah Sikhosana said: "I am stressed. My daughter was not safe in that hospital. They tried to kill my child."
Yesterday, spokesperson for the provincial health department Dumisani Malamule said they were aware of the case.
"We have launched an investigation to find out what really happened. And once we know, we will be able to give a proper response and be able to say what will happen going forward," Malamule said.
Sikhosana said her baby was fine.