AfricaWorld's Oldest Woman Dies At 128

World’s Oldest Woman Dies At 128

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SOUTH AFRICA – Having lived three different centuries, a woman said to be the world’s oldest person has died in South Africa at the age of one twenty eight (128).

World’s oldest woman died at 128

It was ascertained through close relations that the woman ID documents proves she was born on May 11, 1894, and grew up on a maize farm. She never went to school and could not read or write.

‘I grew up healthy eating mostly fresh milk and wild spinach. Now I eat modern food. I am used to it but I miss the food I grew up on’. She said in an interview.

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Johanna Mazibuko, a mother of seven children died in her Jouberton, North West Province, home on March 3, and would have been 129 in May, local reports said.

Speaking to News24, her caregiver and daughter-in-law Thandiwe Wesinyana said Mazibuko may have died from a stroke.

‘I am amazed at why I am still here after so many years. Why am I still here? People around me have been dying.” Mazibuko told the publication on her 128th birthday.

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‘When will I die? What’s the point of being alive? The world has tired me because I am just sitting here doing nothing,’ she added.

Mazibuko will be buried on Saturday in Jouberton, Klerksdorp

She was one of 12 siblings of which three younger ones are still alive.

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