Montford gran (98) woman shares her secret to longevity

Manormony Govender, who celebrated her 98th birthday recently.

An abundance of love and happiness has been the secret to the long and blissful life of Manormony Govender, who spent her 98th birthday together with a host of family and friends, recently.

The Montford resident, who is described by her family as a humble and strong-willed individual, celebrated her birthday on Thursday, April 5. 

For as long as she can remember, Govender has been a vegetarian because of her immense love and passion for all animals.

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“I was a young girl, when I realised that I want to give up eating meat. I believe that this changed the way I lived my life.  I am so happy that I spent my birthday with my loved ones,” she said.

The 98-year-old, who has aged gracefully, is multilingual and is well-versed in Tamil, English, Zulu and Hindi.  Her friends and family wish her well on her milestone birthday.

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Bianca Lalbahadur

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