A 9-year-old school boy has tied the knot with his 62-year-old bride in Ximhungwe, Mpumalanga, South Africa, to the amazement of all.
The 9-year-old Saneie Masilela due to ‘family culture’, has decided to remarry his bride, Helen Shabangu, who has already had five children.
The dapper-looking baby faced ‘groom’ and his mature bride looked quite extravagant as they were kissing each other in a bid to show their love, to the amazement of all the 100 guests present at the event.
Both families have confirmed their consent to the wedding, as the formal husband of the bride and two of her children, aged 28 and 38, have made it publicly known. They are happy that the couple are helping with the family ritual, which is meant to appease the ancestors of their family.
Revealing how they had all taken up the financial responsibilities of the said wedding, the formal husband says he is unperturbed about what anyone says.
The baby groom still has the hopes of remarrying a girl within his age range in future. However, he says that he loves his present bride as that was what made him to take the bold step of marrying Helen.
The bride, who expressed her happiness over the fact that the boy picked her, told the newsmen that the boy will continue to live a normal life, as other boys of his age, and will later get married to a younger bride, within his age limits. Helen added that they were both just fulfilling family traditions.