Ya hey…UK tabloids are having a field day with this spiced up South African story of a 61 year old woman in Tshwane who married an 8 year old boy. Yes i said EIGHT year old. The story is making headlines even though the boy, Sanele Masilela, was told to get married by his dead grandfather to make the ancestors happy.
Yay..more stories that make the rest of the world point fingers at SA and shake their heads.
“Sanele, who is one of the world’s youngest ever grooms, said he had been told by his dead ancestors to get hitched.
And his family took the message very seriously – forking out £500 for the bride and a further £1,000 for the big day, which was organized in just two months.
Dressed in a bow tie and tiny silver suit, little Sanele, the youngest of five children, exchanged rings in front of 100 guests and even puckered up for a kiss.
It’s already shocked the community in Tshwane, South Africa but the family has defended the ceremony, saying it was just a ritual and not legally binding.” [Mirror]
[pic via Mail Online]