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#OntlametseFuneral: We will fulfill her dream, promises Zuma

Gauteng

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma said the Presidency would fulfill the late Ontlametse Phalatse's wish and build a house for her family.

Zuma was speaking at her funeral in Hebron where hundreds are gathered to pay their last respects.

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"I felt like we had to do something after we met with her last month. Without any fear she (Ontlametse) said she wanted me to build her family a proper house, because the one they live in is slowly dilapidating," said Zuma.

In addition Zuma also gave the family a car which was also on Ontlametse's wish list.

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Ontlametse was a well-known motivational speaker who suffered from progeria, a genetic disorder which causes rapid ageing.

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Doctors did not think Phalatse would live to see her 14th birthday, but on March 25 she turned 18 after finishing her matric.

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She died last week at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital after experiencing breathing problems.

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