Unusual wedding took place in a small South African Tswana commune. Eight-year Sanel Masilela offered his hand and heart of a mother of five children Helen Shabangu, who was older than her fiance more than seven times. Did not stop the wedding, and the fact that 61-year-old woman has a husband, reports Huffington Post.
Despite all these "aggravating" circumstances, the wedding ceremony of a child and an elderly woman was held in an atmosphere of general holiday. At a young bridegroom was a stylish suit, the bride — wedding dress. The scene saw about 100 guests. Small Sanel said that he needed to get married about two months ago. According to the child, in his dream came late grandfather, after whom the boy was named, and told his grandson to quickly combine knot.
South Africa has taken very seriously the spirits of their ancestors and to their will, so his or her parents as soon as possible find 2,000 dollars, putting it rather high for ordinary people in South Africa amount to the organization of the wedding. How to tell the boy's relatives, wedding late grandfather Sanela was furnished much worse, so there is nothing surprising in the fact that the spirit of the old man's grandson wanted to complete the wedding ceremony.
During the celebration the bride and groom exchanged rings, cementing an oath of loyalty symbolic kiss. Ironically, the husband of 61-year-old Helen Shabangu did not object to commit a similar rite. On the contrary, the man was glad that now his family will be under the protection of the spirits.
The act of the boy's parents have been criticized by neighbors who found it so unusual wedding immoral. However, a small close Sanel hastened to reassure the public, saying that the marriage of their son and an elderly woman is purely formal in nature and has no legal force.
"We can not ignore the will of the ancestors and are very hopeful that when Sanel grows, he finds love and marries already really," — said the boy's mother. After the completion of the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom went to their homes. Most likely, they do not live together have to.