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8-yr-old boy weds woman aged 61 to please his dead grandfather
London, March 10, 2013
First Published: 11:20 IST(10/3/2013)
Last Updated: 11:25 IST(10/3/2013)

A boy aged 8 tied the knot with a 61-year-old woman in one of the most unusual weddings in Tshwane, South Africa.

Schoolboy Sanele Masilela and mum-of-five Helen Shabangu exchanged rings and kissed in front of 100 guests that included her children and husband, the sun reported.

But the couple, who got married after Masilela claimed his dead ancestors ordered him to arrange, have not signed a marriage certificate nor do they live together.

His family insists that the wedding was only a ritual and was not legally binding.

Masilela said that he was happy to get married to Shabangu, but will get married to a lady his age when he gets older.

The little boy's 46-year-old mother Patience revealed that it was his Grandfather's last wish to see him married before he died.

Shabangu agreed with her new mother-in law when she added that by doing that they made the ancestors happy and if they hadn't something bad would have happened in the family.

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