Mareldia celebrates 96th birthday By Roshan Abrahams - Dec 1, 2021 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mareldia Abbass, who is believed to be the oldest resident in Lavender Hill, had her 96th birthday on Wednesday November 24. Her daughter, Sherena Allie, said her mother had gone to Hout Bay for lunch and had visited all of her children. On Sunday, family and friends visited to wish her well. Ms Abbass lost her husband, Ismail, five years ago. Ms Abbass has five daughters, two sons, 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.