Honour key to long life

2019-04-10 06:01
Masechaba Molahlehi (91)

Masechaba Molahlehi (91)

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Living to celebrate 91 years with a clean bill of health is a blessing for Granny Masechaba Molahlehi.

She celebrated her birthday on 24 March.

Her family decided to throw her a surprise party and invited relatives, friends and neighbours to her place in Section B, Botshabelo, to rejoice in the special celebration.

Molahlehi shared her life lessons with those present.

She said her secret to reaching the ripe age of 91 is upholding good principles.

One such principle to live by is found in the Ten Commandments.

Honour your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

“I grew up being a true believer, and I still believe that everything is possible with God,” Molahlehi said.

“From a tender age I respected elderly people – not only my parents. I gave a helping hand where needed without looking for reward,” she said.

Good exercise and resisting alcohol was also key to the good health that helped shape her life.

“I never tasted alcohol. I love soft porridge, pap, meat and vegetables,” she said.

Molahlehi still enjoys cooking for her family and keeps her house clean.

She has never used a walking stick, and her hearing and eyesight are still good.

Molahlehi does not compromise tidiness. She keeps her house clean because she loves cleanliness.

This granny was born on a farm in the district of Tweespruit.

She grew up on the farm and worked there to make a living.

In 1949, she married Cypriot Molahlehi.

Together they relocated and settled in Botshabelo. They were blessed with six children.

Cypriot passed away in 1991.

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