Photos: 8 year old boy who married 61yr old woman gets on with married life

This is the 8 year-old boy who got married to a 61 year-old woman in South Africa to “make the ancestors happy”? Although their wedding was a surprise to everyone, the couple and their families see nothing wrong with the wedding and are enjoying their “married life”.


The boy, Sanele Masilela got married to Helen Shabangu after his grandfather contacted him from beyond the grave telling him that he needed to wed. He married Helen in accordance with the wishes of his dead ancestor, and his family provided Helen with £500 and paid a further £1,000 for the celebration. 

Although the couple do not live together, Helen is often invited to have dinner with him at the family’s home. Meanwhile, Sanele has gone back to his life and continues to enjoy school and playing football with his friends. Sanele is already enjoying married life according to him 

The day was great and it was exactly what I had imagined it would be like. My friends thought it was really funny that I was getting married but I do now feel like a husband,” 

Lol! Enjoy young man…


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