Born in Nylstroom
Family moved from Nylstroom to Pretoria when Aletta was two and a half years old.
Mrs Botha first worked at a printing company and then at ISCOR.
Mrs Botha stayed with her daughter during this time as she could no longer afford rent.
Has a hysterectomy at the age of 30 years.
Mrs Botha had a major fall in 2012. She broke several ribs and her scapula.
Mrs Botha married Gerhardus Petrus Botha in 1959 at the age of 17.
Mrs Botha gave birth to her 6 children during this 6 year time period. One of them was premature and died of pneumonia.
Mrs Botha divorced her husband after 15 years of marriage. During this time he physically abused her.
Her father died in 1974 at the age of 63. He died of meningitis.
In 1993, Mrs Botha's ex-husband died of liver failure.
In 2008 Mrs Botha's youngest son died in a motor vehicle accident.