Zuma tried to give her house away

2017-10-01 00:00

Days after the death of Ontlametse Phalatse, who suffered from progeria, a rare genetic disorder that causes premature ageing, President Jacob Zuma vowed to fulfil his promise to her and her mother that he would build the family a house.

A News24 Mother's Day special: Progeria brings together two mothers from diverse backgrounds

2017-05-14 16:25

Two South African mothers from diverse backgrounds whose unlikely bond is helping them cope with the tribulations of raising daughters with Progeria.

Don’t listen to the noise around you - Mahumapelo tells Zuma

2017-04-21 21:22

Stay firm and focused on the strategic objective of leading our people, do not listen to the noise around you, North West premier, Ace Mahumapelo, has told President Jacob Zuma.

Mourners turn out in numbers to pay tribute to tiny giant, Ontlametse

2017-04-21 08:18

Mourners have turned out in their numbers to say their last goodbyes to Ontlametse Phalatse as her coffin left her home for one last time.

'Goodbye my little one' Ontlametse's former teacher bids farewell

2017-04-19 23:01

To find closure, one of Ontlametse Phalatse’s former high school teachers, Ms Lamb, sent one last Whatsapp to one of her favourite pupils.

Memorial and funeral service to celebrate the life of Ontlametse Phalatse

2017-04-18 12:08

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ontlametse Phalatse, who died suddenly, will be held in Hebron, the family has said.

Memorial to be held for 'tiny giant' Ontlametse Phalatse

2017-04-14 22:21

A memorial service will be held for a tiny giant which has fallen, Ontlametse Phalatse, the only black teen in the world to be diagnosed with progeria, a rare disease that causes premature ageing.

WATCH: We remember Ontlametse Phalatse

Ontlametse Phalatse, a sufferer of the rare genetic disorder Progeria, which causes premature ageing, has died.

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I want to be the oldest person living with progeria says tiny giant, Beandri Booysen

2017-05-15 17:57

The only known surviving South African living with progeria, Beandri Booysen, has no desire to meet President Jacob Zuma or any famous South African for that matter, her dream is to become the oldest person living with progeria in the world.

Meet the woman who helped diagnose Ontlametse with progeria

2017-04-22 08:12

Tebogo Mothoa gave up her comfortable life in London, left her husband, packed her bags and returned to South Africa with her children so she could help progeria sufferer Ontlametse Phalatse.

'Go well our first lady' - Zuma pays tribute to Phalatse

2017-04-21 18:29

President Jacob Zuma has recounted how he meticulously planned to surprise “first lady” Ontlametse Phalatse with a car on his birthday.

'Tiny giant' Ontlametse Phalatse to be laid to rest

2017-04-21 05:05

President Jacob Zuma is among the guests that will bid farewell to "tiny giant" Ontlametse Phalatse.

South Africans to remember Ontlametse Phalatse

2017-04-19 07:58

A memorial service for progeria sufferer Ontlametse Phalatse will be held in her home town.

Editorial: It’s all about you, isn’t it, Mr President?

2017-04-16 06:03

The stage might well have been in KwaZulu-Natal. The musicians performing in Kliptown, Soweto, for President Jacob Zuma’s 75th birthday bash were all from KwaZulu-Natal. The president delivered his entire speech in deep isiZulu.

I will honour my housing promise to Ontlametse - Zuma

2017-04-12 11:03

President Jacob Zuma says he will ensure that Progeria sufferer Ontlametse Phalatse’s family gets the home he promised them.

Progeria teen Ontlametse Phalatse dies

2017-04-12 07:29

Ontlametse Phalatse, a sufferer of the rare genetic disorder Progeria, which causes premature ageing, has died at the age of 18.

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