Johannesburg – Johannesburg Metro police officers came to the aid of a pregnant woman, who went into labour in Joburg CBD and successfully assisted in the birth of her healthy baby.
Spokesperson for the department, Xolani Fihla, said Officers EM Lebepe and D Ledwaba, were conducting foot patrols along Lillian Ngoyi and Pixely Ka Seme Streets in the Johannesburg CBD, when they were approached by an unknown man who explained to them that there was a lady in labour near the Bree Taxi Rank.
Upon arrival, officers noticed the lady was indeed in labour and was about to give birth.
But while waiting for an ambulance to assist the woman gave birth.
The officers noticed that the woman and baby were distraught as there were a lot of onlookers and an unknown woman came forward to also help.
Fihla said the good Samaritan bought new scissors as well as shoelaces.
“Officer Lebepe using his instincts, measured the umbilical cord and used the shoelace and scissors to cut it. The ambulance soon arrived and took the health baby girl and mother to the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital for observation. The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department management commends the officers for the great work done by serving the City of Johannesburg and it’s residents with pride and dedication,” said Fihla.
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