Sunday, July 20, 2014

South African Tradition allows 9-year old weds woman 62

 9-year old weds woman 62

An Ancient Traditional Laws of South Africa allows Sanele Masilela, nine year old boy, gets a kiss from his bride Helen Shabangu, 63, at their second ‘marriage.’

As he did first time in Ximhungwe in South Africa, young Saneie Masilela controversially kissed his bride Helen Shabangu at her home in Mpumalanga, South Africa, where the latest pretend wedding took place. The 67 year old woman already have 5 children from her first marriage before Sanele. It is a ritual that aims to " appease the ancestors of Sanele "

‘I didn’t have a problem with it because I know it’s what the ancestors wanted and it would make them happy,’ Saneie’s mother Patience Masilela, 47, said.

Mrs Shabangu, who said the wedding was just a ritual, played down the controversy and added the two of them were ‘just playing’.

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