Fredie Blom enjoys a cigarette as he celebrates his 116th birthday at his home in Delft, near Cape Town. Photo: AFP

Spanish flu killed his sister, now ‘world’s oldest man’ faces off against Covid-19

  • South African Fredie Blom is older than a 112-year old British resident named the world’s oldest living man by the Guinness World Records in March
  • He was born in 1904 in the rural town of Adelaide, tucked near the Great Winterberg mountain range of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province
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Fredie Blom enjoys a cigarette as he celebrates his 116th birthday at his home in Delft, near Cape Town. Photo: AFP
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