Western Cape welcomes 33 New Year babies

While many people were shouting 'Happy New Year!', a different kind of shout could be heard down the halls of Tygerberg Hospital as mothers were giving birth.

Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Fatima Chohan and Western Cape health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo visited Tygerberg Hospital on 1 January 2019. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The year 2019 is off to a blossoming start for more than two dozen Cape Town families as they welcome their new bundles of joy.

At least 33 babies have been born on 1 January in the Western Cape.

While many people were shouting 'Happy New Year!', a different kind of shout could be heard down the halls of Tygerberg Hospital as mothers were giving birth.

Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Fatima Chohan and Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo visited the facility today.

They have been meeting some of the mothers of premature babies and those born on the first day of 2019.

One of them is Zintle Mtshaza who gave birth to her baby boy, Liqhawe, at 2:30 am this morning.

“I'm very happy! It's my first child as well..."