Mzansi celebrates one of the world's oldest person's 116th birthday

Mzansi celebrates one of the world's oldest person's 116th birthday

- Freddie Blom is one of the world's oldest people, perhaps the oldest

- At 116-years-old experienced two pandemics, the Spanish Flu and Covid-19

- He is not worried about the virus and does not think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing a good job

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Freddie Blom is a very special man, he is one of the world's oldest people at an astonishing 116-years-old he is very healthy and has a sharp memory.

He is not very concerned about the coronavirus, having lived through the Spanish flu which claimed his sister.

"I have lived this long because of God's grace," said Blom, possibly one of the oldest men in the world.

While smoking a cigarette he recalled what it was to live through the 1918 pandemic. He was born in 1904 in Adelaide in the shadow of the Great Winterberg mountain range in the Eastern Cape.

He is older than the world's oldest person, according to the Guinness World Records. They still need to verify his age according to Sowetan Live.

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He and his wife, Jeanette , have been married for 5 years. He is very opinionated and shared his thoughts on how Cyril Ramaphosa is handling the pandemic.

"He doesn't know what he's doing," Blom grumbled, adding that cigarettes were his only birthday wish this year.

Blom no longer visits the doctor, saying that he tired of being pricked and prodded.

"Now he just takes two Disprins a day, but sometimes he steals my pills," Jeanette said, laughing affectionately at her stubborn husband.

Blom has no biological children but adopted Jeanette's as his own.

"He has done everything for us," said Blom's step-daughter Jasmien Toerien, 38.
"He would wake up at three or four in the morning to cycle to work," she fondly recalled. "He loves animals and gardening."

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