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EZULWINI – Could this be Eswatini’s oldest woman?  The elderly woman who has lived for over a century and might have attended all her friends and mostly her family members’ funerals is 111-years old.

Gogo Letter Maseko was born in January 1908 and resides at Ezulwini, in an area called Nsakabili, with her daughter who is over 60 years of age. Maseko said she was one active person, who during her youth days, used to make grass mats. She said she would often walk to the mountains in search of the grass to make the mats.


Maseko believes the long walks made her fit and strong, which was the reason she was still alive even today.
Now that she is in her old age, she spends her days busking in the sun.

When the temperatures start to drop, she is then helped back into the house.
“I used to be fit back in the day, as I would go to the mountains to fetch material I used to make my mats. I am no longer as fit, due to old age,” stated Maseko. 

Maseko, who is now partially visually impaired, due to old age, is seeking help from the nation as she does not have adequate food and cannot afford to buy her basic  needs.

Having lost all her children except for one, Maseko said she would accept any kind of assistance from the public, as she did not have food and soap to wash her clothes, among other things.

She said she used to rely on her daughter, Victoria Cindzi, for food and other groceries she received  from a prince until recently when none was forthcoming.
The daughter, Cindzi, who resides with her husband and family, said she was unemployed.

Cindzi told this reporter that her mother was a blessing to her though it was painful now that she could not take care of her. She asked the nation for assistance, as she did not have money to cater for her necessities.


She went on to state that they used to get help from the prince whom she heaped praises on for assisting them. She said the prince, through a messenger, would often deliver food parcels to them but this has since stopped.
When asked what they thought might have been the cause, she said they believed the prince had a lot on his plate as he might be taking care of other elderly people around the country.


“When she turned 106 years, the prince helped her in celebrating her birthday at home,” stated Cindzi.  
She appreciated the prince, adding that Maseko still longed to see him again but that they did not have a way of getting hold of him.

“I cannot help my mother as I am also not financially stable. I am requesting the nation to assist us with what they can,” narrated Cindzi.
Anyone who wishes to render  assistance can contact Victoria Cindzi on 7604 1129 or 7635 5294. 

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