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Ontlametse Phalatse's funeral service underway

She was one of two girls in South Africa born with the rare genetic disorder which causes rapid aging in children.

Ontlametse Phalatse was one of the two South African young women living with Progeria. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The funeral service of Ontlametse Phalatse who suffered from progeria is underway in Hebron in the North West with President Jacob Zuma paying tribute to her.

The 18-year-old Phalatse passed away last week.

She was one of two girls in South Africa born with the rare genetic disorder which causes rapid ageing in children.

Zuma says he was shocked when she passed away.

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