Obstetrician Dr Mpho Pooe during a press conference by Independent Media regarding the outcome of an investigation into the decuplets debacle. Picture: Ian Landsberg
Obstetrician Dr Mpho Pooe during a press conference by Independent Media regarding the outcome of an investigation into the decuplets debacle. Picture: Ian Landsberg

WATCH – Tembisa 10: We have destroyed her, says Dr Mpho Pooe

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Oct 29, 2021

Share this article:

Dr Mpho Pooe, a medical practitioner who examined the mother of the decuplets, Moliehi Maria Sithole, said doctors had “destroyed” her for greed.

Addressing the media during a press conference which was held by Independent Media, Pooe said they had given her a raw deal.

“We have destroyed her. Intentionally and because of greed. We have incarcerated her to the psychiatric institution. Labelled her with all the doctors who have taken the oath who said they loved this profession and are passionate about this profession. But we have found that these are the people who are destroying lives, who are destroying many of our sisters, our brothers and aunts.”

She said that Sithole was given a raw deal and that the doctors had deceived the nation and destroyed many lives.

“We have seen many women coming to the newspapers saying, ’My child died at the hospital but I was never allowed to see my baby’ or ’I never could say the last goodbye to my child.’”

Pooe said there were also instances where mothers would be told they were expecting twins but only went home with one child. She said mothers would hear their child crying at night, despite not knowing where they are.

“We refer that mother to psychologists or psychiatrist. How many have we destroyed? How many lives have we destroyed?” Pooe said.

IOL

Share this article: