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Mugabe's teacher turns out to be the world's oldest man

23 Feb 2012 at 23:14hrs | Views
Retired teacher, Oscar Munyoro Katsukunya the 115-year-old man who recently told state controlled media that he wishes to meet his former student Robert Mugabe turns out to be the world's oldest man.

The title of the world's oldest man is currently held by Japanese centenarian Jiroemon Kimura.

The former postman's date of birth has been verified as April 19 1987, making him 114 years and 309 days old.

Mr Kimura assumed the title last year following the death of American Walter Breuning, who was born on September 21 1896 and lived to the age of 114 years, 205 days.

The world's current verified oldest person is American Besse Cooper, from Monroe, Georgia.

The retired teacher's birth date has been verified as August 26 1896, making her 115 years and 181 days old.

Ten verified world's oldest people living

Source - Byo24News
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