Johannesburg — The mother of a child infected with listeriosis while she was pregnant has described the heartbreak of not knowing what the future holds for her daughter.

Monthla Ngibeni gave birth to Theto Khutjo Ngibeni in December 2017. Two months later Theto was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt was inserted in her brain to drain accumulating fluid.

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