Gogo Nomsombuluko Nkosi will be celebrating her 105 years birthday on Tuesday, 16 July.
The Embalenhle Gogo is still going strong as she is able to walk around in her house and maintain her bubbly personality.
Gogo Nkosi’s face brightens when she shares fond memories of her growing up
“I worked for two years in a farm without getting paid, just to get permission to build a house in the farm.
“One year was for my parents and the other year I worked for my grandmother who was already old,” Gogo Nkosi recalls.
During her youth years she used to walk from Leandra to Bethal.
As the conversation goes, Gogo kept on bringing the issue of young girls who do not respect their parents and those who drink alcohol.
“During our time you would never talk back to your parents,” said Gogo who also thanked God for giving her a husband who did not drink alcohol or smoke cigarette.
She said her late husband enjoyed tea and would drink it from morning until late at night.
Gogo already lost eight of her 10 children and she is left with no.8 and the last born.
The first thing Gogo mentioned was her dissatisfaction with the RDP house built for her.
“I had a beautiful four roomed house with a big kitchen and dining room.
“The municipality demolished it and built me this one with many cracks,” Gogo complained.
Her love for God is evident as she keeps on praising Him for all the good things He did for her.
As the conversation continues, she thanked the surviving children and grandchildren for taking good care of her.
When asked about her church, she spoke nonstop about God Never Fails Ministries.
“They come and pick me up on Sunday and bring me back.
“Sometimes they even buy me some groceries,” Gogo added.
She is blessed with 63 great grandchildren and some of them threw a surprise pre-birthday party for her.
Gogo said the day her great grandchildren visited her, she did not sleep because of excitement.