A South African woman, Gosiame Thamara Sithole has broken the Guinness World Record after giving birth to 10 babies.
Malian Halima Cissé held the record after she gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month, but Sithole has set a new record.
Sithole, 37, gave birth to her decuplets – two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans – at a hospital in Pretoria on Monday night.
Her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi said Sithole, who hails from Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni, delivered seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section.
Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, previously told the Pretoria News that her pregnancy was natural as she was not on fertility treatment.
According to Tsotetsi, Sithole gave birth to their bundles of joy 29 weeks into her pregnancy.
“It’s seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” Tsotetsi told Pretoria News.