An eight year old school boy Sanele Mesilela tied the knot with a 61 years old woman Helen Shabangu, a mother of five children in Tshwane, South Africa.
The groom, Sanele married Helen according to Huffington Post in accordance with the wishes of his dead ancestors, a message his family took so seriously and his family provided Helen with £500 and paid another sum of £1000 for the celebration. Sanele is named after his grandfather who has never had a white wedding before he died, asked Sanele to get married and chose Helen because he loves her.
The little eight years old dressed in bow tie and silver suit and shared a kiss with his new bride in front of 100 guests. The family said it was a ritual, part of traditional values of African and not legally binding.
Helen, whose children are aged between 37 and 27 with her husband of 30 years have no problem with the arrangement. Even though the ceremony shocked the entire community, both parties have since returned to their normal lives.
Young Sanele reiterated that he hoped he would have a proper wedding to a woman of his age when he is older.
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