A pregnant woman delivers a baby near Police Station


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BY REGINALD KANYANE

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman from Selosesha section in Morokweng village near Ganyesa applauded the South African Police Services (SAPS) in North West police for helping her TO deliver a bouncing baby.

North West police spokesperson, Col Sabata Mokgwabone said committed employees displayed an act of bravery and selflessness.

“The trio, senior provisioning administration clerk, Oalositse Kupi, data capturer, Refilwe Sereko and Foreman (Cleaner), Lorato Selebogo were on duty at the police station when they heard screams. They saw a pregnant woman who had just passed the station sitting down along the street.

“They rushed to her and only to find out that she was already in labour. One of the employees rushed to the station to get blankets that were used to craft a barrier to conceal the incident from the public,” Mokgwabone said.

Meanwhile, warrant officer, Gaorongwe Jongani rushed to the clinic to summon an ambulance. The Emergency Medical and Rescue Services (EMRS) paramedics took the mother and her daughter to the clinic after the birth of the baby.

“The employees were later informed that both the mother and the baby were in good health.  The mother has decided to name the baby Keaoleboga meaning “I am thankful to the Lord”. However, the police will always remember the miracle baby girl as “Omaatla” which means “The Lord is Mighty”.

“The station has also contributed money to buy clothes for the baby. We are happy and proud that God gave us the courage and ability to assist the woman to safely deliver the baby,” Oalositse Kupi said.

-TDN

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