Oldest person dies at 134

Limpopo's oldest citizen has died.

Koko Moloko Temo, who was going to turn 135 on July 4, died in her sleep on Tuesday night.

Temo, of Mohodi village in Senwabarwana, is believed to have died of shock after burying one of her two remaining daughters at the weekend. The dead daughter was aged 70.

At the time of her death, Temo was staying with her eldest daughter, who is 80.

Local ward councillor Francinah Makgalefa told Sowetan from the bereaved family home yesterday that the whole village was devastated at hearing the news of the passing away of the pensioner.

Temo was believed to be the world's oldest person alive by people in Limpopo. But the Guinness World Records was reluctant to recognise her. Instead it recognised Edna Parker from the US, 114, as the oldest person.