She was born in 1928. She lives with her disabled son, Joseph, in a house worth R90,000 (US$6,000). She had 6 children, of whom 2 died, and has 10 grandchildren.
She receives an old age pension and Joseph a disability pension. Her daughter is the sole family earner working as a cleaning lady in Meyerton, Johannesburg.
She applied for title so that no-one could take her house away from her and her son. She received her title deed in April 2015.