Wednesday, March 13, 2013
SOUTH AFRICA - 8-year-old Boy marries 61-year-old Woman at Wedding ceremony in Tshwane
Child bridegroom: Eight-year-old boy marries 61-year-old woman after "dead ancestors told him to tie the knot."
Sanele Masilela got hitched to Helen Shabangu, who is already married.
The pair exchanged rings and kissed in front of 100 guests.
But his family insists it was just a ritual to appease ancestral spirits.
An eight-year-old schoolboy has married a 61-year-old woman because the ghost of his dead ancestor told him to.
Sanele Masilela tied the knot with Helen Shabangu, who is already married and a mother-of-five.
The boy, from Tshwane, South Africa, said he had been told by his dead ancestors to wed and his family, fearing divine retribution, forked out for a wedding.
They paid £500 for the bride and a further £1,000 for the big day, which was organised in just two months.
Location: Tshwane, South Africa