CAPE TOWN                  –                South African Fredie Blom celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday un­fazed by the coronavirus disaster, over 100 years for the reason that Spanish flu pan­demic killed his sister. “I have lived this long because of God’s grace,” stated Blom, presumably one of many oldest males on the earth. Lighting a cigarette, he recalled the 1918 pandemic that left tens of tens of millions useless worldwide together with his sister. Blom was born in 1904 within the rural city of Adelaide, tucked close to the Nice Winterberg mountain vary of South Africa’s East­ern Cape province. He’s older than a 112-year previous British resident named the world’s oldest dwelling man by the Guinness World Information in March. Blom’s age has not but been verified by the physique.