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Child Bridegroom: Eight-Year-Old Boy Marries 61-Year-Old Woman After 'Dead Ancestors Told Him To'
Daily Mail ^ | 10 March 2013 | Sam Webb

Posted on 03/14/2013 2:58:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Child bridegroom: Eight-year-old boy marries 61-year-old woman after 'dead ancestors told him to tie the knot'

An eight-year-old schoolboy has married a 61-year-old woman because the ghost of his dead ancestor told him to. Sanele Masilela tied the knot with Helen Shabangu, who is already married and a mother-of-five.

The boy, from Tshwane, South Africa, said he had been told by his dead ancestors to wed and his family, fearing divine retribution, forked out for a wedding.

They paid £500 for the bride and a further £1,000 for the big day, which was organised in just two months.

Dressed in a bow tie and tiny silver suit, little Sanele, the youngest of five children, exchanged rings in front of 100 guests and even puckered up for a kiss It's already shocked the community but the family has defended the ceremony, saying it was just a ritual and not legally binding.ter | DailyMail on Facebook

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: culturaldecay; napl; southafrica; weddingbells





1 posted on 03/14/2013 2:58:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If you support gay “marriage”, try not to act grossed out.

“All love is equal”, right?


2 posted on 03/14/2013 3:03:19 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mazel tov to them! (Or maybe mazel toddler?)


3 posted on 03/14/2013 3:04:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

There are no words. :/


4 posted on 03/14/2013 3:06:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: VanDeKoik

If your groom is running around trying to pick up all the rice people threw at you, you might have picked too young a groom.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 3:06:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If the best man toasted with a juice box, you might have picked too young a groom.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 3:07:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If the groom needs a nap between the wedding and the reception, you might have picked too young a groom. (Well, some brides it might be because she picked too old a groom, and he needs a nap)


7 posted on 03/14/2013 3:08:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

They have a registry at Toy ‘R Us.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 3:09:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Neither one looks too happy with the arrangement. Even the guests look like what the hey.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 3:11:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Well, I do hear women say all the good men are taken or gay. Or in second grade.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 3:13:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If you have to cut up your husband’s steak at the wedding reception, you mau have picked too young a groom.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 3:18:16 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

Good one.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 3:19:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LukeL

Pretty soon they are going to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet in the house. The groom’s feet.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"No, damnit! I said bury the witch!"


14 posted on 03/14/2013 3:22:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The sad part is they’ve been dating for 5 years, and she finally gave him an ultimatum, that they had to get married, because she isn’t getting any younger.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LukeL

If you have a physique like Moosechelle, you did pick too young a groom.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 3:33:43 PM PDT by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: Slings and Arrows

He wanted to ask her dad’s permission, but he isn’t around anymore.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Stop it!!!! My sides hurt!


18 posted on 03/14/2013 3:35:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: nickcarraway

Sometimes a girl’s got to take what she can get.

‘Twas ever thus...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C28LWPbvU8Q


19 posted on 03/14/2013 3:43:01 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: nickcarraway

Mazel TOT!


20 posted on 03/14/2013 4:02:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: mrs. a
Bette Davis is a great actress. (ahem) Makes me wonder what Now Voyager would have been like, if Paul Henried were 6.
21 posted on 03/14/2013 4:09:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

You’re on a roll! ROTFLOL


22 posted on 03/14/2013 4:22:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s one unhappy looking boy.

Poor kid.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: nickcarraway

Sick.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 4:27:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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