Global Week In Review: 8-Year-Old Weds 61-Year-Old Woman
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Congratulations are in order for 8-year-old Sanele Masilela and his new bride, Helen Shabangu, 61. Masilela says a deceased ancestor came to him in a dream and asked him to marry her on his behalf because he was in love with her. The family says the wedding in front of 100 people was for ritual and that the two will go on to live their normal lives. “When I am older I will marry a lady my own age,” Masilela told reporters.