Following the shocking claims that the Tembisa 10 did actually exist at a press conference today (27 October), Tweeps want Nando’s to apologise for their advertisement which mocked the journalist and the mother of the babies.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TEMBISA 10
In June this year, journalist Piet Rampedi reported that Gosiame Sithole gave birth to decuplets. This was a big deal because it would have been a world-first. However, the 10 babies could not be found and it was therefore concluded that the Sithole never actually gave birth to the decuplets.
Today (27 October), Dr Iqbal Survé led a press conference about the Tembisa 10 making shocking claims about the 10 babies. These claims include,
Sithole was told she was pregnant with eight babies and they have a certificate proving she was carrying with “multiple pregnancies”.When giving birth it was revealed that two more babies were lodged in the fallopian tubes – but both died due to alleged medical negligence.He went on to say that the eight babies were taken to different hospitals.Survé further claimed that government and state hospital were a part of the human trafficking syndicate.He also claimed that home affairs was also involved in Identity Documents and patient records that are not recorded properly or disappear.
NANDO’S ADVERTISEMENT ABOUT THE ‘TEMBISA 10’
While it was concluded that the Tembisa 10 did not exist, Nando’s jumped on the bandwagon with one of their notorious advertisements. Using the angle of fake news, Nando’s referenced the Tembisa 10 with a story about the “Ekurhuleni 11”.
The advert dived into donations the mother received and duplicated the huge baby bump that resembled a popular picture of her, along with their tongue-in-cheek humour. Nando’s also referenced that the babies were not revealed to the public.
TWEEPS WANT NANDO’S TO APOLOGISE
Following the news that Sithole was actually pregnant with 10 babies, Tweeps are demanding Nando’s issue an apology to both the mother and Rampedi.
A Tweep said that Nando’s “creativity” is coming back to bite them.
Others were calling for Nando’s to apologise.
Tweeps were also upset at South African advocate and professor of law Thuli Madonsela for her involvement with the fast food outlet.
This the second time Tweeps are angered at Nando’s within a week. On Friday 22 October, Tweeps were infuriated at Gareth Cliff’s “racist” remarks on The Burning Platform which is sponsored by Nando’s. This led to Tweeps wanting Nando’s cancelled.