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1In South Africa, 8 year old Sanele Masilela tied the knot with 61 year old Helen Shabangu, who is a mother of five.

Here is what the Daily Mail UK reported…


An eight-year-old schoolboy has married a 61-year-old woman because the ghost of his dead ancestor told him to.

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.

Little Sanele, the youngest of five children, exchanged rings in front of 100 guests and even puckered up for a kiss.

It’s already shocked the community but the family has defended the ceremony, saying it was just a ritual and not legally binding.

“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.

I didn’t have a problem with it because I know it’s what the ancestors wanted and it would make them happy.”

They both did not sign a marriage certificate and do not have to live together. Both have gone back to their normal lives.

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