WTF! 8-Year-Old Boy Marries 61-Year-Old Mother of Five [Details]

Rucuss staffMarch 12, 2013

An eight-year old South African boy married a 61-year old woman.

The little boy tied the knot to the 61-year old mother of five to make his ancestors proud, reports. Sanele Masilea said it was his deceased grandfather’s wish for him to be married. So his family arranged for him to jump the broom with Helen Shabangu because he loves her.

“Sanele is named after his grandfather, who never had a white wedding before he died so asked Sanele to get married,” his mother, Patience Masilela said. “He chose Helen because he loves her.”


The couple exchanged vows in Tshwane, South Africa in front of 100 guests.

“By doing this we made the ancestors happy, the boy’s mother said. “If we hadn’t done what my son had asked then something bad would have happened in the family. I didn’t have a problem with it because I know it’s what the ancestors wanted and it would make them happy.”

sanele & helen

Luckily for the little boy, the ceremony was not legally binding. He hopes to marry a woman his own age when he gets older.

“I told my mother that I wanted to get married because I really did want to,” Sanele said. “I’m happy that I married Helen — but I will go to school and study hard.”

Photos via RadarOnline


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