KZN taxi driver helps deliver baby en route to hospital

KZN taxi driver helps deliver baby en route to hospital

A KwaZulu-Natal taxi driver has been described as a hero after successfully helping a woman deliver a baby in the back of his minibus.

Nhlonipho Zulu
Nhlonipho Zulu Cred: Facebook

Nhlonipho Zulu, 31, from Richards Bay says the delivery unfolded while driving to Nongoma on Wednesday night.

He says the woman requested him to drop her off at a local clinic as she fell unwell. 

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"My focus was to rush her to the hospital, where she could get help. While crying hysterically and on her feet, she asked me to stop as the baby was on the way. 

"She feared that her baby might drop and possibly die, I stopped the car and ordered her to lie on the seat, and from there, I could see the little head. She pushed, and I pulled the baby out before driving and dropping her off at the hospital with the little one."

The mother and the baby girl have been confirmed to be doing well and recovering in Benedictine hospital.

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