|Birth:||27 July 1908?|
Masvingo, Zimbabwe (then British colony)
|Age:||111 years, 309 days|
Ebrahim was born Miriam Jogee in Fort Victoria, Rhodesia (present-day Masvingo, Zimbabwe) on 27 July 1908 in a family of farmers. She never attended a school and spent her life working on wheat, tobacco and maize plantations.
Ebrahim had only one child, Fatiema Richards. A few years after immigrating to South Africa, her daughter brought her to live with her in Brooklyn. Her daughter said: “She didn’t want to come but eventually did because I was here and I wanted to take care of her”. Ebrahim is Shona-speaking and knows only a few English words.
Ebrahim currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, United States at the claimed age of 111 years, 309 days.
- Miriam celebrates milestone Table Talk, 31 July 2019