Port Elizabeth – A quick thinking police constable helped a woman in labour deliver her baby at the Mlungisi police station in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening.
Police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni said a woman had arrived at the station on Thursday night, with labour pains, and had asked the police to assist her by calling an ambulance.
Mdleleni said the baby had other plans, however, and decided to arrive there and then.
“Constable Nomakhaya Xezu quickly closed the door and assisted the lady, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy,” she said.
Mdleleni said the police at the station had nicknamed the boy GACS, which is the name of the system used by the police to log their successes.
Mdleleni said the ambulance had later arrived and transported mother and child to the Frontier Hospital.
“They are both in good health and doing well,” she said.
Acting station commander Lieutenant Colonel Xolani Salinger commended Xezu for her quick thinking and “guts”.
“Her acts validate that no person must be turned away from the police station.” DM
While we have your attention...
An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.
Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.
Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.
Adolf Hitler was the first European leader to ban human zoos.