People praise 3 grandmothers as they turn 96, 98, and 100, their photos go viral

People praise 3 grandmothers as they turn 96, 98, and 100, their photos go viral

- Three stunning South African grandmothers celebrated their milestone birthdays on Friday, February 5

- Millicent Phokoane's gogo turned 100, Nkami Penyana's mother turned 98 and Merlize Ko'ck's gran turned 96

- Millicent, Nkami and Merlize all shared posts to the #ImStaying group on Facebook in celebration

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It's celebrations all around as three stunning South African gogos reach 100, 98 and 96 years old. In separate posts shared to the #ImStaying group on Facebook, Millicent Phokoane, Nkami Penyana and Merlize Ko'ck are celebrating their grandmothers' and mothers' birthdays.

Millicent's gogo turned 100, Nkami's mother turned 98 and Merlize's gogo turned 96. Each grandmother looks absolutely stunning in their own way and none of them looks as though they are anywhere near the ages they've turned.

The comments left under the #ImStaying posts were positive and loving.

Halala: South Africans celebrates gogos turning 100, 98 and 96 Export
These three grandmothers have turned 100, 98 and 96 years old and S'Africans are sharing in their celebrations. Image: Millicent Phokoane, Nkami Penyana and Merlize Ko'ck
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Millicent's post read:

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"This is my Grandma and she will be turning a whopping 100 years this year. She's been through it all and been there for my family and by the grace of God, she's still standing. She's a woman of power, imbokodo, the greatest Grandma. I just want to appreciate her and thank God for keeping her for us till this far..."

Read some of the comments under Millicent's post below:

Sthombe Dubazana said:

"Happy birthday to your look alike granny."

Fernando John Engelbrecht wrote:

"Oooh wow! She looks amazing. Happy birthday, Ouma. Enjoy your birthday and best wishes."

Nkami's post about her mother read:

"OUR QUEEN MOTHER. She has given me so much and is such an inspiration. She taught us to love and respect. We're so blessed to have her as our role model in our family. HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY MY MOTHER."

Below are just a few of the responses Nkami received:

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Rita Dooner said:

"Happy 98th. May God bless you with many more."

Pretty-Rose Sphiwe Buhle Radebe commented:

"Happy birthday sweet soul, she is so beautiful."

Merlize's sweet post read:

"Good day all. Help me celebrate my granny's 96th birthday. This Queen is the head of our family, and we are so blessed to still have her. Happiest of birthdays Nana. We love you to the moon and back."

Read some of the responses she received below:

Marry Nomazwe shared:

"Happy Birthday to Gogo. May the Lord Almighty God bless her with many more years."

Delyse Archer added:

"How Blessed your family is to have you so long. Happy birthday, and may you have many more."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a 104-year-old woman joined the #BussitChallenge that has been trending on social media for weeks now.

Seeing a woman who has lived for over a century trying to catch up with the hippy lifestyle of the young does not only speak of physical strength but also of the person's freedom.


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