An eight-year old schoolboy has married a 61-year old woman because the ghost of his dead ancestors told him to do so, DailyMail of London reports.
Dressed in a bow tie and tiny silver suit, little Sanele Masilela exchanged rings with Helen Shabangu, who is already married and a mother-of-five, in front of 100 guests and even kissed the bride.
Masilela, who is from Tshwane, South Africa, the youngest of five children, said he had been told by his dead ancestors to wed and his family, fearing divine retribution, organised the wedding for him..
They paid £500 for the bride and a further £1,000 for the wedding, which was organised in just two months.
It’s already shocked the community but the family has defended the ceremony, saying it was just a ritual and not legally binding.
Sanele’s 46-year-old mum, Patience Masilela, said: “This is the first time this has happened in the family.’Sanele is named after his grandfather, who never had a white wedding before he died so asked Sanele to get married. He chose Helen because he loves her.