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Pretoria - A Soshanguve woman in her twenties now appears to have lied after she recently called her boyfriend in tears saying nurses from George Mukhari Hospital’s ward 24 had stolen her twin babies.
Early on September 10, a hysterical Helen Magaba had made a call to her boyfriend’s family in Limpopo, saying a man and a woman had disappeared with her babies.
She said she was due to be discharged from the hospital that day with her babies and was lying on a bed when the couple said they needed to take the babies for a final examination. They were allegedly carrying drips and dressed as nurses.
However, hospital spokeswoman Nolo Batshe told Pretoria News that Magaba was never a patient at the hospital. “There is no record of the mother, no record that the babies were delivered here or in the alleged ward,” Batshe said.
Magaba had also told the family that police from Rosslyn were called by nurses after she alerted them that her babies were missing.
But after thorough investigation, a police spokesman said no case of stolen children had been opened with police stations in the Pretoria North cluster, which includes the Akasia, Ga-Rankuwa, Soshanguve and Mabopane police stations.
“Helen was definitely pregnant when she came to visit in Limpopo two months ago,” said family spokesman Ngoanabokone Male-swane, adding the family in Limpopo was frantic about the missing twins.
Meanwhile, Magaba appears to have gone into hiding as she doesn’t answer her phone, as she used to, Maleswane said. “We also don’t know where she’s staying right now.”
Maleswane said that at some point Magaba had told her boyfriend the twins were dead. She is said to have no mother and father, and works at a golf estate in Centurion.
Maleswane confirmed that Magaba had gone to work the day after she called about the missing twins.
The name of her workplace is not known.