This is incredibly brave!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Andres Otero/WENN.]
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.
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!