Sithole, 37, gave birth to seven boys and three girls on Monday, breaking the world record once held by a Malian woman, Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.
According to reports, Sithole’s babies came through caesarian operation, surprising her and her husband who were expecting eight babies.
Sithole gave birth to her children 29 weeks into the pregnancy, her husband told Pretoria News on Monday night.
He also pointed out that his wife was not on any fertility treatment, stating that her pregnancy was natural.
“It’s seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” Tsotetsi said.
Speaking about her pregnancy last month, Sithole had said, “I am shocked by my pregnancy. It was tough at the beginning.
“I was sick. It was hard for me. It’s still tough but I am used to it now. I don’t feel the pain anymore, but it’s still a bit tough.
“I just pray for God to help me deliver all my children in a healthy condition, and for me and my children to come out alive. I would be pleased about it.”
The couple already have six-year-old twins, making them parents to twelve children.