Birthday celebrations were underway in Cape Town for Mzansi's oldest man, Fredie Blom, who turned 115-years-old last week Wednesday.
Oom Fredie was born in the Eastern Cape on May 8 1904. He moved to Cape Town in search for work and has been living here ever since. His birthday was celelbrated by family and friends. Community Development Worker, Gadija Francis, said that they are honored to be celebrating Blom's birthday today.
She has called on the Guinness World Records to recognise him as the world's oldest man.
Since the death of 117-year-old Chiyo Miyako from Japan last year, 116-year-old Kane Tanaka who also hails from Japan, is the oldest person in the world whose age has been validated.
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