Cape Storm Baby

Noncedo Thinga fled her flooded shack and safely gave birth to her ‘Cape Storm Baby’ in the refuge of her neighbours home! It is a healthy little baby.


There is an old wives tale that more babies are born during storms than any other time, sometimes a storm will naturally induce labour and the baby will only be born once the storm has passed. Whether or not this is true is up to your own beliefs.

However during the Cape Storm a mother gave birth to her baby and it is quite the dramatic tale!

Noncedo Thinga went into labour during the Cape Storm. Her shack was flooded so she fled and took refuge in her neighbour, Ziyanda Ngcingi’s, home which was still flooded but much less than her own.

Ziyanda Ngcingi was accompanying community leader Noxolo Masilika on a walk around Site C, Taiwan, Khayelitsha to see how much damage the storm had done to the residents. Ziyanda was inspecting the space near her home when she spotted a trail of blood.

Following the trail, they found Noncedo cradling her newly born child inside Ziyanda’s home. The child and mother were still connected by the umbilical cord so elders were called to help. By the time the ambulance had arrived the elders had cut the cord and the child was doing well.

The Cape Storm baby will be told about it’s dramatic arrival for the rest of its life! We wish mother Noncedo and her baby a happy life! Welcome to the world sweet child!

Sources: iol
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