Mzansi celebrates madala turning 103: “Our elders live so long”

Mzansi celebrates madala turning 103: “Our elders live so long”

- An elderly man celebrated a wonderful milestone - his 103rd birthday

- News of the occasion went viral via social media

- Thousands of South Africans wished the madala well and helped him celebrate in style

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We live in challenging times and longevity is therefore rightly cherished.

Mamokekolo Ireen shared a lovely Facebook post, as she wished her grandfather a happy birthday.

Khensani Manganye‎ decided to share the news via the #ImStaying Facebook group and informed South Africans that the madala was indeed celebrating his 103rd birthday.

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A sign of the impact of the news is that the post attracted a staggering 54 000 likes. also noted that thousands commented to wish the madala well on his special day.

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Meek Black said,

"It's amazing how our elders live so long to even reach 100 years and more while our youth are dying before reaching 20 years of age. It shows respecting their parents and elders made God bless with so many years to live, on the other hand the youth is dying because of lack of respect for their parents and elders. Happy birthday Mkhulu, enjoy your wonderful day and stay blessed."

Sthokozisiwe Hlongwane added,

"Happy Birthday mkhulu...... May God bless him abundantly."

Esmeralda Ellman said,

"AMEN & Happy birthday grandpa. Love & God Bless You."

Meanwhile, reported on the story involving an eight-year-old girl who celebrated her birthday in quarantine.

The young lady feared spending her special day all alone, but her neighbours surprised her with a beautiful birthday song.

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