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9-year-old boy weds 62-year-old woman in South Africa
Tuesday July 22, 2014 0:59 AM, Agencies

A nine-year-old schoolboy has married for the second time. The boy, already cited as being one of the world’s youngest grooms, has married his wife, a 62-year-old woman, again, according to Daily Mail.

Saneie Masilela

The report has pictures of the boy Saneie Masilela clutching the hand of Helen Shabangu and repeating their vows.

The duo first married one year ago, but are following South African traditions which involve a second ceremony.

The boy is believed to have originally tied the knot with his ‘old’ bride after claiming he had been told to do so by his dead ancestors.

His family agreed and despite villagers branding the act as 'sickening' the family defended the union saying it was just a ritual and not legally binding.

Helen's actual husband of 30 years is Alfred Shabangu, 66, and the couple have five children.

Saneie and his bride did not sign a marriage certificate and do not have to live together. Both have gone back to their normal lives.



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