Mother gives birth outside clinic, as nurse refuses to help


Seeing that no help was coming her way she gave birth to the baby outside the clinic with the help of her niece with whom she came with.

Speaking to the Sowetan, the 45 year old mother said when she felt the pain of labor she then asked a neighbor to help her to the hospital, but on the way their the car petrol got finished

“It was just after 6pm when I felt the labour pains. I asked my neighbour to rush me to Mamelodi Hospital and was accompanied by my niece Sibongile Morudu.

“Unfortunately, his car ran out of petrol and we had to wait for his friend. By the time he arrived, the pains had intensified and we had no choice but to go to the nearest clinic.

“The nurses at the clinic looked at my clinic card and told me that I was old and a high risk, therefore I should go to the hospital. They did not even want to listen to me.”

The mother of five said the baby was ready to come out. As she approached the gate on her way out, her water broke.


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