Reportedly, a dead woman from Mthayisi village near Mbizana, South Africa gave birth to a stillborn baby ten days after she died. The shocking incident has stunned and baffled the community in the Eastern Cape. Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, the mother of five, was nine months pregnant when she fell ill and passed away at the age of 33. One of the funeral parlor staffs made the discovery in the deceased’s coffin a day before she was scheduled to be buried. Mdoyi’s mother, Mandzala Mdoyi, revealed that her daughter suddenly died after shortness of breath at the residence. The staffs revealed that they were very frightened by the find and they didn’t check the baby’s sex as well.
“I have been in the business for more than 20 years and I have never heard of a dead woman giving birth”, funeral parlour owner Fundile Makalana told Dispatch Daily. As per Times Live report, the family spokesman, Mbikelwa Mpithi said they would seek advice from both medical experts and sangomas to find out more about the birth after death. “We cannot sit down and fold hands as if it is business as normal. We want to know more about this‚” said Mpithi.
Some medical experts said that the death was due to natural causes and experts believe that contraction and relaxation of muscles and build up of gasses could have caused the foetus to be excluded out from deceased mother’s body. “First, I was devastated by the untimely death of my daughter and now I got the shock of my life to learn that she had given birth while she had been dead for 10 days. What is that? God please come and intervene?” the deceased woman’s mother said, as per Time’s Live report. Reportedly, the mother and her stillborn baby were buried together in the same coffin on January 13. What are your views on the same? Let us know in the comments below.