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Where are they now? Conjoined twins

01 December
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. A story that united a country on the edge: Conjoined at the head and sharing a critical vein, twins Mpho and Mphonyana Mathibela were born in Johannesburg in the late 1980s. Specialists gave them a fifty-fifty chance of surviving the complicated surgery needed to separate them. But the 40-person medical team at the then-Baragwanath Hospital made history. The operation was long, intricate, and ground-breaking and had never been attempted in South Africa before. Decades later, we catch up with the Mathibela family and the medical team that gave a family and South Africa hope. Your favourite episodes are now available on Carte Blanche: The Podcast: https://bit.ly/PodcastCB
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