- Three stunning South African gogos are celebrating their milestone birthdays today, 5 February
- Millicent Phokoane's gogo turned 100, Nkami Penyana's mother turned 98 and Merlize Kock's gran turned 96
- Millicent, Nkami and Merlize all shared posts to the #ImStaying group on Facebook in celebration
It's celebrations all around as three stunning South African gogos reach 100, 98 and 96 years old. In separate posts shared to the #ImStaying group on Facebook, Millicent Phokoane, Nkami Penyana and Merlize Kock are celebrating their grandmothers' and mothers' birthdays.
Millicent's gogo turned 100, Nkami's mother turned 98 and Merlize's gogo turned 96. Each grandmother looks absolutely stunning in their own way and none of them look as though they are anywhere near the ages they've turned.
The comments left under the #ImStaying posts were positive and loving.
Millicent's post read:
"This is my Grandma and she will be turning a whopping 100 years this year. She's been through it all and been there for my family and by the grace of God, she's still standing. She's a woman of power, imbokodo, the greatest Grandma. I just want to appreciate her and thank God for keeping her for us till this far..."
Read some of the comments under Millicent's post below:
Sthombe Dubazana said:
"Happy birthday to your look alike granny."
Fernando John Engelbrecht wrote:
"Oooh wow! She looks amazing. Happy birthday, Ouma. Enjoy your birthday and best wishes."
Nkami's post about her mother read:
"OUR QUEEN MOTHER. She has given me so much and is such an inspiration. She taught us to love and respect. We're so blessed to have her as our role model in our family. HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY MY MOTHER."
Below are just a few of the responses Nkami received:
Rita Dooner said:
"Happy 98th. May God bless you with many more."
Pretty-Rose Sphiwe Buhle Radebe commented:
"Happy birthday sweet soul, she is so beautiful."
Merlize's sweet post read:
"Good day all. Help me celebrate my granny's 96th birthday. This Queen is the head of our family, and we are so blessed to still have her. Happiest of birthdays Nana. We love you to the moon and back."
Read some of the responses she received below:
Marry Nomazwe shared:
"Happy Birthday to Gogo. May the Lord Almighty God bless her with many more years."
Delyse Archer added:
"How Blessed your family is to have you so long. Happy birthday, and may you have many more."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on an independent gogo who turned 95. Tshepang Bridgette Minyuku said her gogo looks young and strong and walks unassisted. She does everything herself, cooks, cleans and washes her own clothes.
Her gran even gave her R5 when she brought her a cake to say thank you for making her day special.
She added that she is "a grandmother that my mother left on earth to continue with motherly duties."
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