Where are they now? Conjoined twins
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟲 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
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.
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