- A woman from South Africa allegedly gave birth 10 days after her death
- Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, 33, died after complaining of breathlessness
A woman from South Africa gave birth inside a coffin 10 days after her death. Both the stillborn infant and the mother were buried in one big coffin on Saturday.
The mysterious “coffin birth” has left some people saying it is witchcraft after a 33-year-old mother of five, Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, of Mthayisi village near Mbizana gave birth.
The bizarre incident was discovered by the funeral parlor staff 10 days after Mdoyi’s death‚ on the eve of her funeral.
Staff at the parlor were left traumatized after the incident.
“We were so shocked and frightened that we did not even have time to look at the sex of the baby. I have been in the business for more than 20 years and I have never heard of a dead woman giving birth,” Lindokuhle Funeral parlour owner Fundile Makalana said as per a story by NZ Herald.
Nomveliso’s mother, Mandzala Mdoyi‚ 76‚ reportedly said her daughter died suddenly after having ‘breathing problems’. She was nine months pregnant at the time.
“First‚ I was devastated by the untimely death of my daughter and now I got the shock of my life to learn that she has given birth while she had been dead for 10 days. What is that? God please come and intervene‚” said the grieving mother.
A spokesman of the family said they would consult both medical experts to found out more about the birth after her death.