Reaching the age of 100 on its own is a milestone in life but a 116-year-old gogo took it even further. The gogo is celebrated by her big family and they are extremely grateful for the fact that she is still pushing through life even today.
Briefly.co.za spoke to Mashra Marsh, who is the great-granddaughter of the seasoned lady.
Lomalanga Masuku is 116 years old and recently celebrated her birthday on the 1st of January, 2021. She was born in 1905 and has been living her colourful life ever since. Her family wanted to make sure that she had a beautiful birthday and celebrated the day with her.
Mashra spoke about her Lomalanga's life story and the reasons why her family appreciates her so much.
Lomalanga started out small and she used to sell vegetables, sugar cane and other foods that she grew on her farm. She also used to make homemade brooms and sell them. Lomalanga used the money she raised from her business ventures to provide for her family.
She also gave her great-granddaughter advice on how to stay young even in old age.
"She'll tell me to eat healthy and be active. My great-grandmother says that I must always respect everyone I meet and pray daily if I want to reach her age," said Mashra.
Mashra is mesmerised by Lomalanga's good memory in her old age. Mashra says that her great-grandmother is still good at telling them useful stories and fairytales. She wishes that she lives for even longer.
"We wish that she can live for many more years to come. When anyone gets into trouble, we all go to her and let her know. She'll always have advice and always gets your problem fixed."
In other inspirational news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi swooned over a grandpa carrying a little one on his back with a towel. Grandparents are really just angels on earth sent to spread warmth and happiness with their loved ones.
A local grandpa has left many swooning after he was pictured carrying a child in an old-fashioned way. Taking to Facebook's popular ImStaying group, Tshegofatso Hatso Choshane shared the heartwarming picture of the unknown man with the baby wrapped onto his back with a large towel holding her firmly.
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