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4 Aug 2017
12:01 pm

Porridge, wild spinach and meat: granny’s secret to reaching 128

Matome Maila

A centenarian was among the 213 elderly resident members who received blankets from Mathole Bus Services.

A centenarian, Tshaisa Matsepane receiving presents from the Director of MBS, Masilo Mojela during the visit to her home at Mamaila Mphotwane on Sunday.

Tshaisa Maletja Matsepane, 128, was all smiles as she was introduced to her visitors who brought a blanket and a six pack of soft drinks as Mandela Month presents in Limpopo, Letaba Herald reports.

According to her identity document, Matsepane was born on 3rd of April 1889.

She said she has never tasted an alcoholic drink her entire life. She enjoys porridge, wild spinach and meat. She drinks water, tea and soft drinks.

Matsepane, who cannot walk unaided, was visited at her home by the director of MBS, Masilo Mojela, and the event organisers as part of the celebrations while the rest of elderly men and women gathered at Mamaila Mphotwane Triabal Authority for the main celebrations.

Some of the elderly people who received blankets from MBS.

Some of the elderly people who received blankets from MBS.

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The Director of MBS, Masilo Mojela officially handing-over blankets to Chief Nancy Mamaila of Mmamaila-Mphotwane.

The Director of MBS, Masilo Mojela officially handing-over blankets to Chief Nancy Mamaila of Mmamaila-Mphotwane.

Held under the theme, ‘celebrating our elders’, the ceremony was also aimed at bringing all elderly people in the area together.

Event sponsor Masilo Mojela of MBS said they celebrated Mandela Month by thanking the residents for supporting their business.

“By giving presents to the elderly people, we are continuing the legacy of my grandfather and my father who started the business years ago,” said Mojela.

He also promised to donate an electronic wheelchair to Matsepane.

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– Caxton News Service

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