one of the world’s youngest grooms, Sanele Masilela, remarries his wife of one year
Everything about this news is just downright weird; from the reason why a 9-year-old Sanele should get a “message” from his (very) dead ancestors that he should marry a woman old enough to be his grandma/great-grandma, to the fact that he is re-marrying her and the world seem to be very okay with it.
A 9-year-old schoolboy has become one of the world’s youngest grooms for the 2nd time, marrying his 62-year-old wife again.
Looking a little taller in last year’s silvery tuxedo, baby faced Sanele Masilela clutched the hand of Helen Shabangu as they repeated their vows one year on.
Last year the boy, from nearby Tshwane, tied the knot with bride Helen after claiming he had been told by his dead ancestors to wed. Shockingly his family took the message from the heavens seriously and hurriedly forked out £500 for the bride and a further £1,000 for the big day.
The second marriage ceremony was this time held at the home of the blushing bride in Ximhungwe in Mpumalanga, South Africa, in front of around 100 guests. Wide-eyed residents looked on as the married mother-of-five shared a piece of cake, a toast and even a kiss with her young groom Sanele – and long-term husband Alfred Shabangu, 66.
If it was a 9-year-old girl and a 62-year-old man, How would the world react?