Mnyamza, who comes from Zwide in Port Elizabeth, recently celebrated his 107th birthday in a reportedly colourful ceremony that attracted Mayor Athol Trollip. He is no doubt one of the oldest residents of Nelson Mandela Bay.
Asked about what his secret to long life was, Mnyamza had just a few words.
But there was one more secret left.
“Most importantly, my respect for God and for my parents kept me alive and on the right path,” Mnyamza added.
With the global life expectancy now averaged at 70 years, it’s becoming increasingly unusual to meet people that have lived past 100 years. So if you intend to live that long, then you may have to borrow some old tricks from ‘Mzee’ Mnyamza, who is still alive, healthy and strong.