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Miriam Ebrahim
Miriam Ebrahim
Birth: 27 July 1908?
Masvingo, Zimbabwe (then Fort Victoria, Rhodesia)
Death: fl.31 July 2019
Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa
Age: 111 years, 4+ days?
Country: ZimbabweZIMSouth AfricaZAF

Miriam Ebrahim (née Jogee; 27 July 1908? – fl. 31 July 2019) was a Zimbabwean-born South African supercentenarian claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Ebrahim was born as Miriam Jogee in Fort Victoria, Rhodesia (present-day Masvingo, Zimbabwe) on 27 July 1908 into a family of farmers. She never attended a school and spent her life working on wheat, tobacco and maize plantations.

Ebrahim had only one child, Fatiema Richards. A few years after immigrating to South Africa, her daughter brought her to live with her in Brooklyn. Her daughter said: “She didn’t want to come but eventually did because I was here and I wanted to take care of her”. Ebrahim is Shona-speaking and knows only a few English words.

Miriam Ebrahim was last reported to be alive on 31 July 2019 at the claimed age of 111 years, 4 days. At the time, she lived in Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa