The only black female suffering from Progeria, fulfils her life wish to meet Jacob Zuma
South African media have been reporting on the meeting of President Jacob Zuma and a young South African woman who suffers from Progeria, a rare genetic disorder that causes premature ageing.
Ontlametse Phalatse turns 18 this weekend, despite being told by doctors, growing up, that she would not live beyond the age of 14. One of her life wishes was to meet the president before she turned 18.
She fulfilled her ambition to meet the head of state on Wednesday in the capital, Pretoria, with two days to spare before her birthday. Mr Zuma’s office has been sharing photos of the pair’s meeting.