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The birth of 10 babies has caused a stir, not only in South Africa but across the world. After reports first surfaced that a woman from Tembisa gave birth to 10 babies, and setting a new world record in the process, the story went viral when the government couldn't trace the mom or the babies.

It has since been reported that the dad has come forward, and has asked for privacy as all 10 babies were born premature and are in critical condition.

IOL reports that the dad, Tebogo Tsotetsi, has said the "people will see the babies at the right time".

"It is a very unique situation. They are premature, they are still incubated. Very small as you can think – 10 children in one womb that normally carries one baby."

IOL further reports that the mom, Gosiame Thamara Sithole, is doing well after giving birth to five of the babies naturally, while the other five were born through a C-section.

Doctor Iqbal Survé, Independent Media chairperson, has congratulated the family and has offered to assist the family financially through his family's foundation.

Survé Philanthropies will be donating R1 million to the family over the next four years.

"We think that what has happened is a wonderful, wonderful gift to our nation. Nowhere in the world has this ever happened," he said.

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