The rural community of Mthayisi village in South Africa is currently left in shock after a dead mother-of-five gave birth to a lifeless child on the eve of her funeral. The Times Live reported that Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, 33, was found with a stillborn infant between her legs by funeral parlor staff 10 days after she lost her breath and died,
The discovery was reportedly made by a staff as Mdoyi’s body was being transferred to a coffin at the Lindokuhle Funeral Parlour.
“When we took the body from the mortuary tray to her coffin we discovered that there was a newly born baby between her legs,” Lindokuhle Funeral owner Fundile Makalana told Dispatch Live.
He also added saying:
“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.”
The stunned community members suspected witchcraft and even suggested they burn the dead woman and her child. But it was learned that doctors insist that it’s possible the child was born naturally to Mdoyi who was nine months pregnant at the time of her death. Mdoyi’s mother, Mandzala Mdoyi, 76, who also was shocked by the discovery told Times Live:
“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.”