Security guard helps woman give birth at busy taxi interchange

Security guard helps woman give birth

Security SA (SSA) operations staff member, Rafeeq Khan, gushed online after he helped a pregnant woman give birth

The 36-year-old mom went into labour at the Station Deck on Wednesday

She ended up giving birth at the busy taxi interchange and photos were posted on social media



A 36-year-old woman was travelling to the hospital for a check-up when she went into labour.

The woman identified as Bomikazi Hlabongi, ended up giving birth at the busy Station Deck interchange.

She approached Security staff and they took her to the guardroom.

Security guard helps woman give birth
Security guard helps woman, 36, give birth at busy taxi interchange Bomikazi Hlabongi was travelling from Dunoon to the Somerset Hospital for a check-up when her water broke. Photo: Voice of the Cape Radio – VOC, Rafeeq Khan / Facebook. Source: UGC

The staff tried getting an ambulance for her but it took longer to arrive and the officers had no choice but to help the lady.

One of the security officers identified as Rafeeq Khan took to his Facebook page to share the experience with his followers.

In his post, the kind guard recounted how people judge them saying that a uniform should not define who one is.

“We always get judged on what we do and the steps we take to uphold the law, I was always told this uniform shouldn’t define you as a person but how could I if I get to play different roles every day. Sometimes you a psychologist, fireman, mechanic and a bearer of bad news,” he wrote.

Khan referred to himself as a doctor for a good job and shared photos of the baby. He also disclosed the child’s name.

“Today was totally different, today I assisted mommy and other colleagues deliver a baby, today I became a doctor. Meet Lulandalo, born at 9:15 on the 09/09/2020. Congratulations mommy, all the best for you and baby. Dr. Khan,” wrote Khan.

Netizens congratulated the new mom and applauded those who helped her.

Hakierah Van Nelson commented:

“Very good work guys, I wish all the staff will be able to do what you guys did, congratulations to the mother on the birth of her newborn, wish you guys only the best for the future.”
Kulsum Ebrahim said:

“Congratulations to the staff what a blessing and experience… Wonderful, God bless you all.”

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