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Gosiame Thamara Sithole.
Except you know what happened next, and we are left once again shaking our heads at the gall of Iqbal Survé, Piet Rampedi, and others who have refused to let go of the Tembisa 10 saga.
After an independent, external investigation found Rampedi was “reckless” to publish the story, Survé has only doubled down with a so-called ‘docuseries’ which makes all sorts of wild claims.
Rather than slowly backing away from the story and letting everybody move on and forget, the hits just keep on coming.
This tweet sums it up:
It’s 2022 guys. Please https://t.co/oQVeRJA7yv
— Matshidiso Madia (@tshidi_lee) March 23, 2022
That doctor, according to IOL’s latest waffle, is obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Kazeem Okanlomo:
It was established through the investigation that Okanlomo, who also uses the alias “Dr Okadingwa” operated from a practice on the East Rand and other hospitals in Gauteng and that Sithole’s babies were delivered at Steve Biko Academic Hospital.
“Our investigation led us to Okanlomo and Steve Biko Academic Hospital and we have reason to believe that he was involved in the pre and postnatal care of Gosiame Sithole. Our investigative reporters, private investigators and senior hospital staff were able to determine his involvement,” said Independent Media’s Investigations Unit Editor, Sizwe Dlamini.
Sithole maintains that she gave birth at Steve Biko Academic Hospital.
Spare a thought for Okanlomo, who responded as one would when IOL contacted him for comment:
“You must be mentally unstable to keep asking me about something I know nothing about,” said Okanlomo.
“Some people have called me recently regarding something I know nothing about. There’s no point in calling me and telling me I have committed a crime; that’s why I am saying you should go to the nearest police station and lay a charge because that’s what I am going to do.”
That story also carries a grainy picture of Okanlomo which we’ll pass on.
What’s that? Oh, another episode of the ‘docuseries’ has just dropped?
I know what you’re thinking – why would we keep on showing you this?
Honestly, you watched both seasons of Emily in Paris so at this stage I’ve lost all faith in your ability to choose your own form of escapism.
Episode seven comes with a brief write-up:
Fertile Ground, Episode 7 of Independent Media’s compelling docuseries, Baby Trade lands with a bang, as Gosiame Sithole, mother of the Tembisa 10, spills the beans on who the doctors were who delivered her.
Delivered her babies. Get it right.
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