Lead SALead SA

A 100 years birthday gift to remember

Written by: Zanele Zama

Going all out to make a 100-year-old lady's wishes come true.

Gogo Kezia's friend Judy reached out to Tshego Modisane in hope of making the centenary birthday one to remember.

Gogo Kezia has not seen her sister, who lives in KwaZulu-Natal, in 15 years and one of her wishes is to go see her.

Azania Mosaka speaks to Modisane and Judy about their journey with gogo Kezia, as well as Old Mutual head of brand Thobile Tshabalala who has a surprise for her.

We have people who donated her a red velvet cake.

Tshego Modisane

Judy called me during the week and told me there is a lady turning 100 at church and she wanted to make it a big celebration. I spoke to Khabazela and we put it together.

Tshego Modisane

She's got a special request, she says she would really like to have a house of her own, even if it's three-bedroom house.

Tshego Modisane

I am overwhelmed to be in the presence of a 100-year-old. She is an incredible human being.

Judy, Gogo Kezia's friend

She is clued up on what is happening in the world.

Judy, Gogo Kezia's friend

Azania had the honour tell gogo Kezia about the surprise.

I am really happy, I didn't expect it happen but it has happened.

Gogo Kezia

I was very happy when they told me I am going to KZN.

Gogo Kezia

These are precious and special moments for us as a brand.

Thobile Tshabalala, Head of brand - Old Mutual

We acknowledge that this is the best way to celebrate her centenary.

Thobile Tshabalala, Head of brand - Old Mutual

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : A 100 years birthday gift to remember




Read next from articles

As men we must talk about GBV and call each other out - Siya Kolisi

As men we must talk about GBV and call each other out - Siya Kolisi

The Springbok captain took some time out to speak to Azania Mosaka about his foundation's work, life under lockdown and more.
Read on...

Absence of positive and active men in a child's life puts them at risk

Absence of positive and active men in a child's life puts them at risk

Latasha Slavin of Heartlines unpacks attitudes and beliefs that contribute to a lack of positive involvement by some fathers.
Read on...

Equal Education seeks support for resumption of school nutrition programme

Equal Education seeks support for resumption of school nutrition programme

The organisation is currently in a legal bid to have the Department of Basic Education feed qualifying pupils across the country.
Read on...

Boity Thulo 'still feeling the same yearning I had when I started'

Boity Thulo 'still feeling the same yearning I had when I started'

The rapper and reality TV star touches on using her platform to speak out against gender-based violence.
Read on...

[LISTEN] Centre for the Less Good Idea keeps the arts alive during lockdown

[LISTEN] Centre for the Less Good Idea keeps the arts alive during lockdown

The centre is an interdisciplinary incubator space for the arts based in Maboneng, Johannesburg.
Read on...

'Experts think we could possibly see first sign of a vaccine in about a year'

'Experts think we could possibly see first sign of a vaccine in about a year'

Africa Check's acting deputy editor Kate Wilkinson unpacks claims surrounding COVID-19.
Read on...