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Boy, 8, marries 61-year-old woman

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

Sanele Masilela tied the knot with Helen Shabangu, who is already married and a mother-of-five.

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.

http://www.dailymail...d-tie-knot.html

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ummm...that's won the weirdest story of the month award.

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Posted (edited)

Kinda depressing that an 8yr-old has more luck with the fairer sex than me. *sigh*

p.s. If I tried the 'dead ancestors said I must wed' my family would fork out for a straightjacket and have me sectioned. (After they stopped laughing)

Edited by Eldorado
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Sooooooooooo pedophilia is legal there???

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Wait, what? His ancestors tell him in a dream he must wed so his family gets him a 61 year old bride? That's the best they could come up with to uphold his dream? Really?

Actually, upon reflection, belay that. Given it is "just the ritual" and they have gone back to their normal lives rather than living together it is probably the least of all evils, given she is clearly old enough and wise enough not to make something of the ritual it was not intended to be - aka: it was to "appease the ancestors" and not legally binding with no expectations beyond the ceremony expected of the bride and groom.

Edited by libstaK
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After reading through the thread I expected some tribal wedding and was surprised to see it is a typical Western white wedding.

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After reading through the thread I expected some tribal wedding and was surprised to see it is a typical Western white wedding.

The bride wore white and the groom wore his favourite spiderman jammies. (lol)

Honeymoon at Legoland.

Edited by Eldorado
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Why didn't she just adopt the kid in order to appease the ancestors? :unsure2:

The bride whore white and the groom wore his favourite spiderman jammies. (lol)

Honeymoon at Legoland.

Freudian slip?

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Why didn't she just adopt the kid in order to appease the ancestors? :unsure2:

Freudian slip?

OOPS! Sorry about that. lol

In my defence, my eyes are nipping as if I've been tear-gassed. Woe is me. :(

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WTF??? That's just bonkers!

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OOPS! Sorry about that. lol

Don't be sorry...it was really funny. I actually wondered if you'd done it on purpose, 'tongue in cheek' so to speak.

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I like older women too, but this is ridiculous.

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The bride wore white and the groom wore his favourite spiderman jammies. (lol)

Honeymoon at Legoland.

there was no freudian slip

Lilly

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The bride wore white and the groom wore his favourite spiderman jammies. (lol)

Honeymoon at Legoland.

NO FREUDIAN SLIP. !!

Lilly

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I think El changed his post...?

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I guess she has 6 kids now.Nothing surprises me any more.

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NO FREUDIAN SLIP. !!

Lilly

Psst...El went back and edited it. You can do that if you edit it within a few minutes.

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His ancestors have got a wicked sense of humor.

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That's crazy, but at the same time maybe this kid is on to something.

Maybe, I should tell an older hot guy that I had a dream that we had to get married or bad things are going to happen in the world. If it worked for an 8 year then it can work for me.....maybe......I think.

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Posted (edited)

Sanele and his bride did not sign a marriage certificate and do not have to live together. Both have gone back to their normal lives.

Sanele today said he hoped he would have a proper wedding to a woman his own age when he was older.

He should have just said the ancestors wanted him to have a Playstation. The worst part is his parents believed it, and forked out for it. How is it possible for grown people to be this stupid?

Edited by psyche101
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was directed at Lilly.

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I hope she is rich.

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Sooooooooooo pedophilia is legal there???

I don't think anyone knows what's legal and what isn't there...

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