If you can still remember, last 2013, an eight-year-old schoolboy named Saneie Masilela has married a 61 year-old-woman named Helen Shabangu because the ghost of his dead ancestors told him to.
Now that Saneie is already 9, he marries Helen again for the second time.
Saneie’s 46 year-old-mum, Patience Masilela said that, that is the first time that has happened in their family.
Saneie is named after his grandfather, who was never had a white wedding before he died so asked Saneie to get married. He chose Helen because he said he loves her.
By doing this they made their ancestors happy. If they had did what their son had asked, then something bad will happen in their family.
Patience Masilela also said that “I didn’t have a problem with it because I know it’s what the ancestors wanted and it would make them happy.”
Dressed in a silvery tuxedo, baby-faced Saneie clutched the hand of mother-of-five Helen Shabangu – her children are aged between 28- and 38-years-old – as they repeated their vows a year on in front of 100 guests.
“Im happy that I married Helen-but I will go to school and study hard.
“When I’m older I will marry a lady my own age. I chose Helen because I love her and, although we don’t live together all the time, we meet at the dumping site where my mother works regularly.”
Recycling worker Helen – who donned the same dress as last year – said: “I’m very happy that the boy chose me and my family support and understand that it is part of making ancestors happy.