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Bid to have 'oldest granny' recognised

By unknown | Jul 08, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

An executive member of the South African Older Persons' Forum, Tom Boya, is determined to do everything in his power to get Limpopo's "oldest person", and probably the world's oldest, recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Moloko Temo, who celebrated her birthday last Friday, is 134 years old.

But two years have passed since Boya and his associates tried to ensure Temo was recognised.

"We are doing everything to ensure that Temo is registered in the book and is recognised as the oldest person alive in the world.

"We are actually more resolute than ever to get her registered. We strongly believe Temo qualifies to be recognised as the oldest person, unless proven otherwise," Boya said.

The prominent businessman said they had also enlisted the services of a doctor to assist them in verifying the exact age of Temo to make sure they met all the requirements for a person to be recognised.

Research is still being done to verify all the facts about her age, including getting her baptism certificate. The granny celebrated her birthday with at least 200 of her descendants at her home in Mohodi near Dendron.


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