Fredie Blom, who is believed to be the oldest man in the world, finally received his own house after 114-years.
On Thursday, Blom was handed the deed to the home he had been sharing with his 85-year-old wife for the past three decades.
Blom and his wife Jeanette traveled to the Delft Community Hall where Human Settlements MEC Bongi Madikizela handed over the documents, IOL reported.
The centenarian and his wife were amongst 50 other families to receive deeds. Because he can no longer read or write, Jeanette was the one to sign off the papers.
“No one can take this place, no-one can take this home away from you, this is your home. I feel so honoured”, the MEC told them after handing over the deed.
Mrs Blom said she was happy that after 30-years, they can finally say their home belongs to them.
Blom added, “I just want to say thank you to everyone because you never forgot about us.”
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, on 8 May Blom celebrated his 114th birthday, which made him two-years older than the man who currently holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest man in the world.
At the time Jeanette complained that no one in the South African government gave her hubby any recognition.
“I want to see who is going to say something or honour him because how many people do you find that has reached 114 years?” she said.
Blom was born on 8 May 1904 in the Eastern Cape and he worked his entire life as a gardener.
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