What a retired nurse in Zambia said on her deathbed has raised social media users to their feet.
Zambian retired nurse Elizabeth Bwalya Mwewa told local newspaper Zambian Observer that during her 13-year nursing career, thousands of newborn babies had moved around in the hospital.
Stating that she worked at the University Training Hospital (UTH) in the capital Lusaka between 1983-1995, the former nurse used the following statements:
“I want to confess my sins in the presence of God and all those who were affected by what I did, especially those who gave birth in the UTH during my work. I found God and I was born again. I have nothing to hide. During the period I worked at the maternity ward of the UTH, I relocated about 5 thousand babies. ”
Mwewa’s words soon went viral on the internet.
The deathbed nurse, who said, “Take a good look at your children,” continued as follows:
“For example, if everyone’s skin color is light but yours is dark, you might be one of the babies I changed. Sorry. I’ve caused many women to breastfeed children who are not biological mothers. I don’t want to go to hell for that.”
“If you were born in UTH between 1983-1995, your mother and father may not be your biological parents,” the nurse said, “I have acquired the habit of changing babies for pleasure”.
On the other hand, in the statement of the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC), it was stated that “there is no nurse midwife working in the hospital by this name”.
Although the statements were stated to be unfounded, GNC stated that they would continue to investigate the incident.