The surrogate mother, Xolisile Shelembe, 24, looked radiant in a white outfit, while Sithole-Gabuza welcomed everyone wearing a nappy, a fake belly and a pink sash written: “Mom To Be”.
He said they are excited and ready to become parents. The two have been married for four years. They have named the baby girl Ndalo, saying she was God’ s plan.
Gabuza said when they could not find a surrogate mother, the whole situation put a strain on their marriage, and they began to blame each other.
The couple took sperm samples to a Johannesburg clinic which oversaw the process of fertilising a donated egg. A month later, the pregnancy test came back positive.
The couple’s baby girl Ndalo was born at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital at noon on Friday, weighing just over 3kg.
Sithole-Gabuza, 27, and his husband were present when the baby was born.