FAMILY STATEMENT ON THE NON-EXISTENCE OF THE TEMBISA DECUPLETS
15 June 2021
The Tsotetsi family met today, Tuesday 15 June 2021 at their family house in Tembisa. The meeting was also attended by extended family members and close friends and received a report from Gosiame Sithole's boyfriend Tebogo Tsotetsi.
Tebogo confirmed that he has not seen the decuplets and relied on his girlfriend who called to inform him of their birth. He made several attempts to visit his girlfriend and the babies but she has failed to disclose her whereabouts and the condition of their babies.
The current uncertainties and public discourse about the decuplets is of major concern to the family, especially in the absence of any proof of the decuplets existence other than telephonic and whatsapp messages from the mother.
The family has resolved and concIuded that there are no decuplets born between Tebogo Tsotetsi and Gosiame Sithole, until proven otherwise and wishes to apologise for any inconvenience and embarrassment.
In reaching the above decision the family also wish to highlight the following:
We recognise and appreciate the support given by Piet Rampedi during the pregnancy from late last year
Tebogo Tsotetsi informed Pretoria News and Piet Rampedi of the decuplets based on the information he received from his girlfriend
The family never claimed to have seen the decuplets and relied on the call and whatsapp confirmation from the girlfriend
The family lost contact with Gosiame Sithole and with her phone off they opened a case of a missing person
Notes failed attempts to visit and see the mother and decuplets
The matter remains very sensitive and worrying, especially with Gosiame Sithole's whereabouts unknown and we call on members of the public to stop donating money into any bank accounts for the decuplets.
We appreciate the public interests and support for the decuplets, and with no proof of their existence we firmly believe it's in the interests of everyone to conclude that they do not exist, until proven otherwise. We will now shift our attention to finding Gosiame Sithole whilst praying for her safe return
The Tsotetsi Family