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IN Wierd ON 02 Nov, 2015
Strange things keep happening in the world and we are most of the time left speechless or bound of words because of them. This incident is much more than shocking.
A young schoolboy Saneie Masilela married a 62-year- old woman named Helen. This incident took place in the village Ximhungwe in Mpumalanga of South Africa. The boy became the youngest groom twice in the history of human beings, as he remarried her. There had been an informal ceremony last year as well. The villagers have described it as sickening.
The boy remarried her because he wanted an official ceremony in front of the villagers, who, by the way, were disgusted.
The boy believes that he loves Helen, a mother of 5, despite the huge age gap between them. FYI, her kids are aged between 28 to 38 years old. He is happy about the marriage, but he also believes in resuming his studies and eventually continuing with his school.
Both of them got married in front of Helen's long term husband Alfred Shabangu, who doesn't have any problem with his wife getting married to the boy.
It was a ritual as Saneie was told by his dead ancestors to get married. They believe if they wouldn't have fulfilled the wish of the dead then something bad would have happened to Saneie's family.
As the boy told his parents the absurd wish, to my horror they agreed and even chipped £500 for the bride and £1000 for the ceremony. Even though people have been asking questions from them such as "Will the two of them sleep together or have babies?'' The boy's mother keeps telling them that everything has gone back to normal after the wedding.
Saneie wishes to marry a woman of his own age when he grows up. As for now, he says that he married Helen to fulfill the wish of his dead ancestors and he chose Helen because he loves her.
Whereas Helen said that they are just playing and she knows that someday Saneie would grow up to have a family of his own with a woman of his age.