“Whenever I ask doctors for advice, they say I must lose weight," says Khwathelani Mashau who alleges she has lived with an untreated hernia for years after the birth of her fifth child. (File photo)

“Whenever I ask doctors for advice, they say I must lose weight,” says Khwathelani Mashau who alleges she has lived with an untreated hernia for years after the birth of her fifth child. (File photo)