Confession of a Dying Nurse: ‘I Swapped 5, 000 Babies in Maternity Ward’

The news has almost broken the internet.

It is about a woman who confessed on her deathbed that she had exchanged about 5, 000 babies while working as a nurse between 1983 and 1995 in a teaching hospital.

The culprit named “Sister” Elizabeth Bwalya Mwewa (pictured above) said she did it just for fun!

In the face of imminent death from cancer, “the nurse from hell” now pleads for forgiveness and blames a demon for her evil deeds.

The story carried by The Zambian Observer and shared around the world via online platforms has attracted scathing comments. Many have wished Mwewa would rot in hell. Some have wondered if she and her likes were not responsible for paternity disputes that have wrecked many otherwise peaceful homes today. Not a few have doubted the veracity of the story, however.

Many who argued on Facebook were initially not aware that the woman in question wreaked the havoc in Zambia. [Early posters of the information hid the nurse’s identity and the location of “UTH”.] Believing that “UTH” referred to any or all of the university teaching hospitals in Nigeria, they became hysterical.

The Zambian Observer’s headline of April 3, 2019, reads: “I Swapped Close To 5,000 Babies In 12 Years I Worked In The Maternity Ward At UTH – Elizabeth Mwewa”.

It then quotes Mwewa speaking from her sickbed on Monday, April 1: “I used to swap babies at UTH for fun!…

“I have terminal cancer and I know I will be dying soon. I wish to confess my sins before God and before all the affected people, especially those who were giving birth at UTH during my service. I have found God, I am now born again. I have nothing to hide. In the 12 years I worked in the maternity ward at UTH, I swapped close to 5, 000 babies…

“If you were born in UTH between the years 1983 and 1995, chances are your parents may not be your biological parents. I had developed a habit of swapping newly born babies just for fun. So take a good look at your siblings; if for example everyone is light and you are darkie… you are that child, and I am really sorry for that.

“I know I sinned against God and may He forgive me for that. I am also asking Zambians to forgive me for the evil things I was doing to innocent children. I have caused some faithful couples to divorce after going for DNA tests. It’s now that I have realised I was just being used by a demon to do that. I have caused many mothers to breastfeed children who are not theirs biologically. I don’t want to go to hell for that; I’m really sorry I have sinned a lot. Please FORGIVE me.”

Eyeway checks show that “UTH” is the University Teaching Hospital, formerly called Lusaka Hospital, in Lusaka, Zambia. Wikipedia says, “It is the largest hospital in Zambia, with 1,655 beds. It is a teaching hospital and, as such, is used to train local medical students and nurses.”


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