- Julio Ceaser Mora and wife Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros have been married for 79 years, which makes them the oldest married couple
- They were recognised by Guinness World Record as the world's oldest living married couple
- They got married on February 7, 1924, at a secret ceremony with close friends because their families did not approve of their marriage
A married couple from Ecuador who boasts more than a century of years lived on earth have been named as the world's oldest living couple.
Julio Ceaser Mora, 110, and his wife Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros, 105, have been married for 79 years, which makes them the oldest married duo with a combined age of nearly 215 years.
The couple was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living married couple.
Julio was reportedly born on March 10, 1910, while wife Quinteros was born on October 16, 1915.
The two, who were both teachers up to retirement, met during a school vacation through their relatives, who were married, and ended up dating for seven years.
They got married on February 7, 1924, at a secret ceremony with close friends because their families did not approve of their marriage, according to CNN.
However, as years went on, the two families started to get along as the two strived to bring them together.
In a statement, the couple noted that family unity under love, mutual respect, honesty and education were the keys to a healthy coexistence.
Julio and Quinteros have five children, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. They sadly lost their firstborn child when he was 58 years old.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the Hawks arrested a 62-year-old man over the weekend for allegedly looting R4.7 million from the Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Fund TERS scheme.
Commenting on the arrest, spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi explained that the man is now facing charges including fraud, theft and money laundering:
"The pensioner was arrested after he failed to disclose that he became a instant R4.7m millionaire. The money was meant to remunerate employees of a certain company to be disclosed in court papers."
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