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Ontlametse Phalatse passed away on Tuesday night at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, outside Pretoria. The 18-year-old was one of two South African girls living with a rare genetic disorder. Progeria causes rapid aging.

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Her doctors predicted that she would only survive until her 14th birthday. Last month, President Jacob Zuma fulfilled her wish to meet him. The Phalatse family has released a statement, saying Ontlametse was surrounded by her mother, brother, family members and friends.

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“It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of our first lady, Ontlametse Ntlami Phalatse,” read the statement. “Our hearts are filled with pain and sadness but Ontlametse — as we know her — would want us to carry on with her courageous spirit.”

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