South Africa: wedlock between 9-year-old boy and 62-year-old lady
JOHANISBERG:(Web Desk) According to a foreign news agency, mother of a nine year old boy, Saneie Masilela, has said that in order to make the ancestors happy, she has got her son married with a sixty-two year old woman, Belan,
She revealed that it is their tradition and the boy is also happy at this marriage because he is used to maintain his family tradition. She also said that if they had not done this, it would have resulted in bad omen. With this marriage, the boy has also become the youngest groom who married twice as this was his second marriage with the same woman to make it official. Earlier, the couple had married one year ago after Saneie claimed his dead ancestors told him to wed.
The second marriage ceremony was held at the home of the blushing bribe in Ximhungwe in Mpumalana, South Africa, which attended by more than 100 guests.
Meanwhile, weddings in Africa are a spiritual and social family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and even two communities. Moreover, marriages are sacred in Africa and beyond, because it solidifies relationship that enriches communities and nations by bringing forth new life and new hope.
Sala sillan, the mother of five children has expressed her delight over being chosen by the boy to fulfill his ancestral custom.