A dead South African woman gave birth ten days after she passed away. Traumatized funeral parlor workers have told how they found a stillborn baby inside 33-year-old Nomveliso Mdoyi’s coffin the day before her service in South Africa.
It had many in the rural community of Mthayisi village, on the eastern Cape, accusing the mother-of-five of being a witch, Times Live reported.
Staff at the at Lindokuhle Funeral parlour in Mbizana said they were “traumatised” by the ghoulish discovery.
Owner Fundile Makalana said: “We were so shocked and frightened that we did not even have time to look at the sex of the baby.
“I have been in the business for more than 20 years and I have never heard of a dead woman giving birth.”
Both child and mother, who is said to have died suddenly after feeling “short of breath”, were buried in the same coffin Saturday.
The woman’s mother‚ Mandzala Mdoyi‚ said: ‘”I was devastated by the untimely death of my daughter.
“Now I got the shock of my life to learn that she has given birth while she had been dead for 10 days,” the 76-year-old is quoted as saying.