Eastern Cape mom tells us how her conjoined twins are recovering from successful separation surgery


Ntombikayise Tyhalisi is thrilled to finally be able to carry her twins separately. (Photo: Supplied)


Ntombikayise Tyhalisi is thrilled to finally be able to carry her twins separately. (Photo: Supplied)

All she wanted to do when her twins were born was to cradle them one at a time and sing them to sleep while they breastfed together.

But that
wasn’t an option for Ntombikayise
Tyhalisi. Her daughters, Siphosethu and Amahle, were born craniopagus twins, which means they were
joined at the head with a merged skull and shared blood vessels.

Now,
after cutting-edge surgery, Ntombikayise has her wish. She can cuddle each baby in turn
and no longer has to feed them separately. “I’m overjoyed,” Ntombikayise says.


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