More than 400 years of wis­dom

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Gauteng News - HLONI MASHIGO

TO­GETHER Koko Rose Nnono, 102, Mo­sidi Ma­soba, 102, Do­rah Mbila, 100, and Tata Jan Maribe, 100, have chalked up more than 400 years of wis­dom be­tween them.

De­spite their years, the four cen­te­nar­i­ans are ac­tive al­though Koko Rose is wheel­chair-bound Tata Maribe’s eyes are fail­ing. But that hasn’t stopped them from en­joy­ing life.

“You do not just live through this world, you can only get through it by re­spect­ing oth­ers and do not go around caus­ing peo­ple trou­ble. You al­ways have to re­mem­ber that you are a per­son as well,” she said

Her grand-daugh­ter Mpho Nnong said: “She still does ev­ery­thing on her own al­though she is in a wheel­chair but you can still have a con­ver­sa­tion with her.”

Nnong said that she’s lived with her grand­mother all her life.

“She has been with me ever since and even paid my school fees. I even got an op­por­tu­nity to at­tend an in­sti­tu­tion of higher learn­ing in the Vaal be­cause of her,” she said.

Tshego Maribe said that her fa­ther was a strict man but won­der­ful fa­ther. Al­though he wasn’t ed­u­cated he worked very hard right up to the age of 80.

Pas­tor Themba Mafafo of lo­cal NGO, the Kgoro Or­gan­i­sa­tion, threw a party in their hon­our in Kag­iso, Kruger­dorp yes­ter­day.


SPE­CIAL BIRTH­DAYS: Mo­sidi Ma­soba, 100, Jan Maribe, 100, Do­rah Mbila, 102, and Rose Nong, 102, cel­e­brated in Kag­iso.

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