The new Netcare Pholoso Hospital opened its doors for business on Monday, soon to be followed with the birth of its first baby at 22:09 that evening. Divine Sekgobela is the second born daughter of Duncan and Cornelia Sekgobela of Seshego and her birth made for great joy and excitement in her family as well as with the hospital staff.
Peter Chigumadzi, the gynaecologist who delivered Divine said she was in good health and that the event was of personal importance for him as well, because he had the honour to deliver the first baby at the new hospital. Chigumadzi informed that he delivered a further four babies at other hospitals during the night.
Cornelia said that she was sure that her other daughter would be very pleased to have a new doll to play with when she takes their new baby home.
Hospital Manager Sydney Masalla congratulated the Sekgobelas on their new baby and wished them all well.
Story: BARRY VILJOEN
Photo: Cornelia Sekgobela and baby, Divine. With them, from left, are Sydney Masalla, Hospital Manager, Peter Chigumadzi, gynaecologist, Duncan Sekgobela, father of the new-born, Astrid Engelbrecht, Nursing Manager and Marlene Knell, Unit Manager.