An ailing Zambian nurse has confessed to swapping close to 5,000 babies while working at The University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
The nurse, identified as Elizabeth Mwewa, has confessed her past sins on her hospital bed as she sought forgiveness from those she wronged, the Zambian Observer reports.
Mwewa, who is currently suffering from terminal cancer, says she exchanged infants at the medical facility for 12 years.
"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," she says.
Mwema, who now says she is born again, notes that exchanging babies became a habit and would find fun from it.
"I have nothing to hide, In the 12 years I worked in the maternity ward at UTH, I swapped close to 5,000 babies," she confesses.
"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," she notes.
Regretful Mwema says she committed the offenses between 1983 and 1995.
"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."
“If you were born in UTH between the years 1983 to 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," she adds.