Woman gives birth at Beitbridge Border Post

Posted on Mar 5 2013 - 6:31am by admin

BEITBRIDGE – Business came to a standstill at Beitbridge Border Post when a Gweru woman went into labour and gave birth to a baby boy in a bus on the arrivals section on Sunday. The incident occurred at around 10pm.

Beitbridge Border Post

Beitbridge Border Post

Privilege Ruzengwe of Mkoba 14, Gweru, was on her way from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she had gone for shopping, aboard a Miles Coaches bus. She reportedly started experiencing labour pains and screamed, prompting women who were in the bus to sweep to her rescue.

The women reportedly formed a wall around Ruzengwe while one of them helped her deliver. Cross border buses going in or out of the country are cleared using the tagging system when they get to Beitbridge Border Post. These are cleared on first-come, first-served basis.

Men and other travellers jostled to witness the birth, but security officers at the border dispersed the crowd. Sources said Ruzengwe was taken to Beitbridge District Hospital for further management and was discharged at around midday yesterday.

“We were busy controlling the people in a queue and the movement of both human and vehicular traffic on the arrivals side when the woman started experiencing labour pains in a Miles Coaches bus.

“Some elderly women who were in the bus volunteered to help her deliver before we called in an ambulance,” said a security guard who witnessed the incident.

This comes a few months after another Beitbridge woman, identified only as Koketso, gave birth to a baby boy while standing in a queue on the arrivals side. Koketso was also on her way from Musina, South Africa, where she had reportedly gone shopping.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002388859420 Taurai Musoko

    ndiRobert iyeye dai munyika takaguta tainotsvakei kunze kwenyika.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002200860405 Lesy K Man

    Ummm Zim

  • Lawrie-Reese van Miles

    Shame…desperation to make a living and ends meet. I pray that baby becomes unique and straight the country straight.

  • Benjamanie Macore

    Shame politician wl b punished

  • https://www.facebook.com/100000441612079 Maudy Makanda

    Maimmigration officers achinyanyawo kutotovera. Hazvimbodi zuva rose kuclear returning soldier asi huhori chete. Kuda kudya pasinga dyisi. I hate that boarder post forsho!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001782916901 Ephraim Sithole

    Border harisi kuita, musi wemugovera ndakasvika kuSA arrival na11pm ndikazopedzerwa mangwana acho na8 30am husiku hose takangomira paLine, line racho raibva mukati kusvika kugate refoot n mouth

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002509406843 Aaron Dambuza

    Kutotiza kusada kuponera munyika medu zvinorwadza izvi! ApaBorder rosunga chii chinonotsa chaizvo kusara kweuori. Better zvaari mupenyu

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003079698001 Albert Ngwanya

    When she well knew she was almost due she should have stayed at home

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004732994372 Hammond Ncube

    chikonzero masatanist ouraya zvana zvichangozvarwa muzvipatara vanhu votizira kuri nane.border rosunga zvinhu nekuda kwegodo remutema.

  • ini

    Waiendepi nenhumbu ine 9 months nhai munhu?

  • Wiza

    Ma 1