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‘Mimmie’ marks 100 years

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Marking a milestone achievement in her life, Fatimah Marks, better known by her beloved family as ‘Mimmie’, celebrated her 100th birthday on the 22nd January 2015.

Mimmie has survived both World War 1 and 2, she has outlived the birth and death of Nelson Mandela and is older than sliced bread, bubblegum, colour TV and the first traffic light. During her birthday celebrations, the centenarian was honoured for her selfless contributions to her family. The senior citizen resides in Claremont in the loving care of her niece.

One of her great-nieces, Gouwa Solomon says while Mimmie did not marry and have children of her own, she always offered to help and look after the younger generation of the family.

“She was a mother, grandmother and aunt to many,” Solomons said.

“While she is partially deaf and suffers from Alzheimers, her overall physical health is very good.” VOC

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