Dying maternity nurse claims she swapped over 5000 babies at birth - but what's going on?
It's yet to be proven if the cradle-swapping confession is a hoax - let's hope so.
Editor / April 19 2019
A nurse who worked in a maternity ward has reportedly admitted to swapping more than 5000 babies into different cribs and giving them to the 'wrong' parents during her 12-year career.
Elizabeth Bwalya Mwewa made her confession to the Zambian Observer - when she discovered she had cancer horrifying thousands of parents.
Mwewa said she 'developed a habit of swapping newly born babies just for fun' while working at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia from 1983 to 1995.
She chose to come forward and make her shock confession after she discovered she did not have long to live following the news she had'terminal cancer and...will be dying soon.'
'I wish to confess my sins before God and before all the affected people especially those who were giving birth at UTH during my service,' Mwewa reportedly said.
'I have found God [and I am] now born again. I have nothing to hide. In the 12 years I worked in the maternity ward at UTH, I swapped close to 5,000 babies.'
She added, "I have caused some faithful couples to divorce after going for DNA Tests. Its now that I have realised I was just being used by a demon to do that.
"I have caused many mothers to breastfeed children who are not theirs biologically.
I don't want to go to Hell for that, Am really sorry I have sinned alot. Please FORGIVE me."
Mwewa's revelations instantly went viral and now an investigation into her horrific claims has been launched.
So far, they have been unable to confirm if Mwewa even practiced as a nurse at UTH.
And, in order for the former nurse to switch 5,000 babies over the course of her career, she would have needed to swap two babies per day for almost seven years.
It is yet to be proven if the cradle-swapping confession is in fact a hoax - let's hope so.
Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.