Coronavirus: Granny spends 84th birthday making 526 masks for the poor

Coronavirus: Granny spends 84th birthday making 526 masks for the poor

- A man, Braam Botha, took to the #ImStaying Facebook page to gush about his grandmother

- He revealed his gogo turned 84 years old on Saturday, 11 April

- She celebrated the birthday by making masks for the poor, homeless and underprivileged in Mzansi

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On Saturday, a man, Braam Botha, inspired South Africans with his social media post. He revealed his grandmother celebrated her 84th birthday on that day.

Botha posted snaps of his gogo, who had a cake for the celebration. However, instead of relaxing and enjoying a slice of the cute pink cake, she used her time to make masks for South Africans.

He captioned his post:

"Today is my grandmother's 84th birthday. She has made 526 masks (for the poor, homeless and the underprivileged) since the outbreak in SA. I would like to show her how many people liked this post. Stay home stay safe."

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Take a look at his Facebook post below:

Coronavirus: Gogo spends 84th birthday making 526 masks for Saffas
Screenshot of Braam Botha's Facebook post.
Source: Facebook

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The post gathered an impressive 47 000 reactions on the Facebook page and South Africans were touched by the granny's efforts to protect those who can't protect themselves.

Parsha Mokhaneli Sibugodi commented:

"Thank you very much for helping with the masks."

Hayley Bryson added:

"What an inspiration. Thanks for blessing others... Birthday blessings to you."

Michelle Sachs wrote:

"Happy birthday and thank you! May you be blessed!"

Beryl Frazer said:

"Happy 84th birthday lovely lady. May God bless you and keep you strong. Thanks for helping out with the masks."

In a separate report, the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has granted a product certification for the solar-powered automated hand-washing machine invented by a Ghanaian to encourage safe hand-washing practices

A news report by indicates that the certificate was presented to the young Ghanaian inventor, Richard Kwarteng, by the Director-General of the GSA, Professor Alex Dodoo.

According to Professor Alex Dodoo, during the presentation on Wednesday, March 15, 2020, the product had been tested for its safety and efficiency and that it was ready for mass production.

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