Nurse Who Swapped 5,000 Babies In Maternity Ward ‘For Fun’ Could Be Fake

Photo by Zambia Observer

This is why people have trust issues. A “nurse” from Zambia has recently gone viral for a deplorable deed she claimed to have done in her 12 years of medical practice. Apparently, she swapped more than 5,000 babies while working at a hospital’s maternity ward more than two decades ago and the worst part was, she did it for fun.


Elizabeth Mwewa is the nurse in question and she stated that used to work at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. Mwewa claims to be dying now due to cancer and deemed now as the right moment to confess her biggest sin while on her deathbed: she swapped around 5,000 babies in the UTH maternity ward from 1983 to 1995.


“I have terminal cancer and I know I 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. I have nothing to hide, In the 12 years I worked in the maternity ward at UTH, I swapped close to 5000 babies,” Mwewa confessed.

Mwewa also admitted that she did it for fun and it actually became a habit for her in her 12 years at UTH.

“I have caused many mothers to breastfeed children who are not theirs biologically. I don’t want to go to Hell for that, I’m really sorry I have sinned a lot. Please forgive me. If you were born in UTH between the years 1983 to 1995 chances are your parents may not be your biological parents. I had developed a habit of swapping newly born babies just for fun,” Mwewa begged.


Mwewa is now asking God and the parents she and children she has plagued for forgiveness. Still, the General Nursing Council (GNC) of Zambia has claimed that there was no midwife in UTH named Elizabeth Mwewa. Despite that, they are still conducting investigations on anyone who was born at UTH from 1983 to 1995. At the moment, the authenticity of Mwewa’s claims remain unconfirmed.

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