The Shilongonyane girls are the second set of conjoined twins that the two doctors have separated‚ and are the first to have their separation surgery done at Netcare Unitas Hospital.
The paediatric surgeons were assisted by Dr Francisca Van Der Schyff and Dr Kagiso Batka.
“The fact that there was a skin bridge between them‚ meant that there was sufficient skin to close the resultant surgical wound on each baby without the need for plastic surgery.”Uwenzile and Uyihlelile were born by caesarean section.
Bongkile and Mbongeni are also parents to twin boys aged two.
They each have two arms, but only a single leg, with Carmen controlling the right leg and Lupita, the left.Lupita and Carmen Andrade, 16, were only expected to survive for three days after they were born.Most conjoined twins die shortly after birth - but the girls defied the odds and continued to thrive.Cat is very cultured while Dog is very fun-loving and enjoys chasing garbage trucks, chasing cars, and exploring many things in which Cat does not want to take part.Dog enjoys eating at fast food restaurants (such as Taco Depot), whereas Cat does not.However, they share some ribs, a liver, their circulatory system, and their digestive and reproductive systems (Pictured at unknown date, left and at their quinceanera in 2015, right)Lupita and Carmen are omphalopagus twins, which make up 10 percent of all conjoined twins.