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8-Year-Old Marries 61-Year-Old Mother Of Five!!!

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Um, what?!

When the spirit of his dead grandfather told him to get married, 8-year-old Sanele Masilela listened- and so did his family, paying over 1,000 pounds for the wedding!

The Tshwane, South Africa boy was married in a ritual ceremony to Helen Shabangu, a 61-year-old friend of the family!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the May-December-of-three-years-later ceremony take place.

And, wait for the (possibly) craziest part…

Helen is already married! Happily, with five kids!

We can understand why a child might go through with such a ridiculous notion, but a married woman?? Not to mention his parents! His mother said:

"Sanele is named after his grandfather, who was never had a white wedding before he died so asked Sanele to get married. He chose Helen because he loves her.

By doing this we made the ancestors happy. If we hadn't done what my son had asked then something bad would have happened in the family."

At least the ancestors only wanted a wedding ceremony. Thank goodness they didn't ask for grandchildren!

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5 comments to “8-Year-Old Marries 61-Year-Old Mother Of Five!!!”

  1. 1

    There was no marriage certificate. It was a ritual. They're not going to have an actual marriage. Completely different culture.

  2. Ky says – reply to this


    There won't be any consummation either, so we all can be rest assured that this is just a unique culture with old superstitions.

  3. 3

    One way or another it's damn ridiculous! Ritual or not, the woman is already married, for crying out loud! Bigamy must be a part of this "culture" than, hey?

  4. ICYNDICEY says – reply to this



  5. 5

    Re: Bella2u – Dude, it's Africa. They still have tribes there. Their culture is MUCH different than ours. "Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa, is a self-proclaimed polygamist. He has been married five times, and is currently married to four different women. He has reportedly fathered 20 children among his wives and mistresses"