A woman in South Africa has identity papers to back up her claim that she was born in 1894.
A resident of a small town near Johannesburg, Johanna Mazibuko has lived for so long that she has outlived five or her seven children. A contender for world's oldest person, Mazibuko is four years older than the current record holder Misao Okawa from Japan who is 115. While South Africa's home affairs ministry has yet to confirm her age it is generally believed that her papers are genuine.
"God gave my life in abundance, plus a bonus. I am very old now," she says. Still mobile despite her advanced years, Mazibuko is still able to make her own bed, dress herself, cook and do the laundry.
"At 119 years old Johanna Mazibuko, who lives in small town south-west of Johannesburg, could be the world's oldest person."
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