- Gogo Setabole from Klipgat celebrated her 100th birthday with a party on Saturday
- Her family held a birthday party for her and said she was still in very good health
- Gogo Setabole shared some of her secrets on living a long and happy life
Gogo Maria Setabole from Selbourne Side, Klipgat turned 100-years old on 26 February. Her family held a celebration party for her on Saturday.
Gogo Maria has eight children and combined more than 60 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Her family revealed that Gogo Maria is still in excellent health considering her age and she is still able to see and hear without much problem. The family wanted to hold the party to thank Gogo Maria for her years of help and inspiration.
Briefly.co.za learned that Gogo Maria was asked what the secret is to her longevity. She said she didn’t really have secrets but attributed getting old to a life of working hard, not beings scared to love her family, being humble and respecting her elders.
Gogo Maria said not drinking, smoking or eating too much also played a part in her health.
Experts have looked at common links between the oldest people in the world and it would seem working every day, drinking lots of water, having a relaxed attitude towards life and enjoying life makes all the difference in the world.
Gogo Maria’s granddaughter Tumelo said her gran was an inspiration and made sure the children went to school. Tumelo said her gran would often help pay for school fees or school supplies.
Tumelo added that her gran was a sweet, humble and fun person who enjoyed being around people.
Gogo Maria told TimesLive.co.za that she worked as a domestic worker for 40-years and she helped raise many children, she says she loved that part of her job and even attended the graduation ceremonies of some of her ‘’adopted “children.
The only thing missing from Gogo Maria’s life is an RDP house, but she said she is willing to wait a bit longer.
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