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Friday, 21 April 2017

Photos: Hundreds including SA president gather as South African 'Tiny Giant' Ontlametse Phalatse is laid to rest

Hundreds of people including South African President, Jacob Zuma and other high-profile mourners gathered in Hebron in the North West on Friday for the funeral service of motivational speaker, Ontlametse Phalatse.

 
The 18-year-old 'small girl with big personality' as she was fondly called, died last Tuesday at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, outside Pretoria after experiencing breathing problems.
Phalatse suffered from Progenia, a rare genetic disorder which causes rapid premature aging. She was one of the two South Africans living with the disorder. Her doctor predicted that she would only survive until her 14th birthday but on March 25 she turned 18 after finishing her matric.

Her ambition was to see her family living in a decent house and owning a car. During his 75th birthday celebration, President Zuma presented Phalatse's family with a car. Last month, the President also fulfilled the young girl's other wish which was to meet him on her 18th birthday.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Theodora Olumekor said...

This is so sad. She was so full of life

Esther Norah said...

RIP dear

Ayodeji Babalola said...

this girl's news always make me cry...I've come to learn something from her that no matter the situation never give up and let ur life be full of joy..keep resting ontlametse

Jayne Frey said...

RIP

daniel ubong said...

Rip.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Afican Heroine!

AKOJI JULIET said...

Rest in peace dear.

Udoka Ekpei said...

May her beautiful soul rest in the bosom of the Lord, amen

dj banti said...

Rip

Nkem Lylian said...

RIP Dear

Vic said...

Rest in Peace Ontlametse Phalatse. She has an amazing personality and she's so lively watching her in interviews after public events. She will be missed but never forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, may her gentle soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, may her gentle soul rest in peace.

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