Amelia Macoo (2 March 1906? - fl. 13 March 2017) was a Mozambique supercentenarian claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

Amelia Machoo was born in Chidenquele, Mozambique on 2 March 1906. Under colonial domination, she grew up working the countryside and taking care of domestic activities. She went married in 1930:s and had two daughters. After her husband disappeared in 1940:s she did forced labor to transport sand for the construction of the current National Road Number One. It was these same activities that took her husband to an uncertain part, assuming that he was killed. She later went to South Africa moved by the agitation of friends, looking for better conditions for survival. She remained in this country until 1960:s when she returned to Mozambique and settled in Boquisso, where she never left. It is from this residential area, at the time composed mostly of machambas, that Amelia Macoo followed the great national events, as is the case with the proclamation of Independence, on 25 June 1975, and the signing of the General Peace Agreement, on 4 October 1994.

Amelia Macoo was last reported to be alive on 13 March 2017 at the age of 111 years and 11+ days when she lived in Boquisso neighborhood, in the municipality of Matola, Mozambique.[1]. She had two daughters, 19 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 62 great-greatgrandchildren.

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