brave Midwife

The brave Midwife Sister Tshililo Mphaphuli who helped delivered quadruplets. Photo: Limpopo Department of Health/ Facebook.

Meet brave Midwife who helped deliver quadruplets after hours

“Our nurses aren’t all heartless” – says Health MEC after a brave Midwife helped an undocumented woman deliver quadruplets after hours

brave Midwife

The brave Midwife Sister Tshililo Mphaphuli who helped delivered quadruplets. Photo: Limpopo Department of Health/ Facebook.

Limpopo Department of Health has shone the spotlight on its brave Midwife, Sister Tshililo Mphaphuli, who helped a pregnant patient deliver after working hours.


The Department has commended the brave Midwife for her selflessness and risk of assisting not just any pregnant woman, but one that is undocumented.

“This is the nurse who opened the Masisi clinic after hours to help deliver a pregnant woman. The woman delivered the quadrant with the help of Sister Mphaphuli. Let us show her some love and appreciation.”

Limpopo Department of Health

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Meet the brave Midwife Sister Tshililo Mphaphuli. Photo: Limpopo Department of Health/ Facebook.


This successful delivery saw Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba gush over this entire ‘unique’ occurrence.

This is because the midwife was on her way out after closing the clinic at knock-off time when she met the heavily pregnant woman entering the clinic.

Depsite Masisi Clinic not operating 24 hours, the brave Midwife went back to assist the patient only to find that the woman was in labour. Without the records of pregnancy, because the woman had no history of antenatal since she is a foreign national that is undocumented, the nurse took the necessary risk to deliver the woman and succeeded in delivering the four babies.

Naturally, delivering quadruplets is a risky and delicate process which is not done at clinics but at hospitals under the supervision of doctors. But this brave midwife together with her staff rose to the occasion. The mother and her bundles of joy were thereafter transferred to Donald Fraser Hospital.


Dr Ramathuba, who recently confronted an undocumented patient for receiving treatment meant for South African patients, has once again called on pregnant women to prioritize their antenatal consultation when pregnant in order to reduce any surprise risks during childbirth. She has also commended the midwife and her staff for the sterling job.

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“Looking at the complexity of the process they underwent in order to deliver these children, we are really proud of their dedication. Also, the fact that the nurses had knocked off but had to go back to be on duty just to assist this one pregnant woman also needs to be commended. Contrary to the popularised narration, our nurses aren’t all heartless,” said MEC Ramathuba.

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