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119-year-old South African may be world's oldest person

By Sapa-AFP  | Jul 26, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 245 ]

Having lived through British imperialism, apartheid and the era of democracy led by Nelson Mandela, a 119-year-old South African woman has a claim to be the world's oldest person.

Johanna Mazibuko was born in 1894, according to her identity papers, but over a century later still makes her own bed every morning.

"I'm doing alright," she told local daily The Sowetan during a recent visit to her house in the small town of Klerksdorp, northwest of Johannesburg.

She is the oldest of 10 siblings, and has outlived five of her own seven children.

"God gave my life in abundance, plus a bonus. I am very old now," she said.

Her son Tseko, himself a ripe 77, who lives with his mother, said that "she is able to move on her own but cannot stand for a long time. She gets dizzy."

Despite her age, Mazibuko cooks and dresses herself, and even does the laundry.

The rest of the day she watches television.

A tattered green ID book gives her date of birth as May 11, 1894. It was issued in 1986.

South Africa's home affairs ministry could not immediately confirm the authenticity of Mazibuko's identity documents, of which AFP has seen a copy.

The world's oldest known person, 116-year-old Jiroemon Kimura from Japan, died in June.

Born in 1897, he worked at a post office for 40 years and after his retirement took up farming until he turned 90.

His hometown Kyotango is planning to do research into the reasons for its citizens' longevity.

Besides Kimura 94 other people in his hometown will this year be 100 years old or older.

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JUL 26, 2013
WordofGod
@Dubul'Amanzi
Sefapano ke boha,Wena moloki wa ka,Madi a tswa maqebeng
Le metsi lehlakoreng ,Nka hona ke le nhlatswe
Ke be motle ke loke


Wena lefika laka ntathe kethsabetsi mo wena.
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*singing along*
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My sister have done a cyber se#x change? I see your portfolio nowadays has a man's picture.

Jul 26, 2013 1:49 | 0 replies

JUL 26, 2013
Shredder
@Mzabalazo
Shredder

First of all you denied that Jesus lied about his second coming in the 1st century, citing that he meant a transformation and you vehemently denied that Jesus's gangster of the 1st century believed that they were living in the last days, you did not even blush by disagreeing with the very same bible you claim you support.
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Madam, it is because Jesus did not lie.

The problem is that you were too quick to say Jesus lied. The first verse in the following chapter you get "6 days later"; nd that's when he was transfigured. Later Peter writes about it and he said, we do not talk about fables, but but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

But when I said that you said I must not recite to you. LOL

He lied Shredder read Matt 24: 34 Jesus says everything that he predicted will happen in his generation, "this generation" Luke 9: 27 But I truly tell you , there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God ". You want to claim that a transfiguration is the kingdom of God? I will prove to you that you are cooking up the scriptures, I am bringing evidence from the same book to shut your excuse.

Jul 26, 2013 1:2 | 0 replies

@Mzabalazo> according to religiotards a computer mouse signaled the end of the world, so since we are moving away from using a mouse to using touch screen then it means we got an extesion. So dont worry, it's a whole new beginning, happy days are here again

Jul 26, 2013 12:59 | 0 replies

What does this article have to do with earthquakes and Jesus??.. *Some people*

Jul 26, 2013 12:58 | 0 replies

@Dzel> so an earthquacke is not the wrath of the lord?, damn! there goes another theory out of the window.

Jul 26, 2013 12:56 | 0 replies

Saint-Click

Stop calling me flippen TOBETSA!!!!!!
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hehehhee. I think you've just made the name official then Mr Tobetsa.

Jul 26, 2013 12:55 | 0 replies

D-zel_1.0
Mzabalazo
Shredder

Jesus lied with his second coming read Matt 24: 3 -36 it starts with people asking him to tell them about the signs of the end of the world, Jesus quotes earth quakes,
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But Earthquakes have nothing to do with god and everything to do with the Earth's geology.

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That is what you find in the bible bro, everything is a sign of the end of the world, even me I am a sign of the end of the world, Mandela is the sign of the end of the world, Gupta is the sign of the end of the world. That is how impossible the bible is

Jul 26, 2013 12:55 | 0 replies

@Mzabalazo
Shredder

First of all you denied that Jesus lied about his second coming in the 1st century, citing that he meant a transformation and you vehemently denied that Jesus's gangster of the 1st century believed that they were living in the last days, you did not even blush by disagreeing with the very same bible you claim you support.
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Madam, it is because Jesus did not lie.

The problem is that you were too quick to say Jesus lied. The first verse in the following chapter you get "6 days later"; nd that's when he was transfigured. Later Peter writes about it and he said, we do not talk about fables, but but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

But when I said that you said I must not recite to you. LOL


Jul 26, 2013 12:54 | 0 replies

Stop calling me flippen TOBETSA!!!!!!

Jul 26, 2013 12:54 | 0 replies

@Shredder> all im asking is will we be around when revelation happens?

Jul 26, 2013 12:53 | 0 replies

JUL 26, 2013
Dubul'Amanzi
@Mzabalazo
That's so babish, you believe the dictionary (and google) yet you don't believe the bible, who wrote the dictionary and are you sure that every definition is correct?.
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You got it wrong I do believe that the bible is rubbish, it is fact less plays upon the feelings of the ignorant. Makes people like you think a domesticated animal was created, what a bull. You tame an animal, we horses been tame unto this day they are not domesticated in the wild, humans hunt them and domesticate them, how dumb can I be to just deny what is obvious? You better stick to politics, you sound more mature than when you talk religion boss.

Jul 26, 2013 12:52 | 0 replies