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Ritual Wedding: 8-Year-old Boy Married Woman 61 To Make Ancestors Happy (Photos)

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March 11, 2013 – Ritual Wedding: 8-Year-old Boy Married Woman 61 To Make Ancestors Happy In South Africa (Photos)

Few weeks ago shared with you the story of a young boy who married an elderly woman in South Africa to make his ancestors happy. Read the story here if you missed it

The 8-year-old boy identified as Sanele Masilela got married to a 61-year-old woman, Helen Shabangu in South Africa.

According to sources, this kind of ritual wedding is common in South Africa and Zimbabwe. They usually do it as a form of ritual to appease the gods.

The 61-year-old woman has five children with a husband but she must do the ritual wedding to avoid bad things from happening in the family of the boy.

See more photos from the ritual wedding below.

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  1. Willaims Gbenga

    March 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    This is barbaric, ritual or not ritual. What will happen to the boy may still happen. Is only God that can break all protocols, oaths, covenants, yokes etc.

    • Rotimi lukmon ojo

      March 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      …can dis hapen in Naija? naija to is a ritual country, is deir belif GOD knws d way …

  2. Diana

    March 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Jesus Christ!! Wonders wil neva ceize)) am simply short of words!!

  3. olusola odeyemi

    March 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    In those morden world, something like this still happen ? This is pure child abuse.

  4. smart

    March 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    hmmm.. Na ware oh

  5. AK

    March 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    This is diabolical, an abomination in the highest order, with their so-called superstitious believe. Oh God ve mercy for they do no what they’re doing……

  6. Chinny

    March 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    And the South African govt sees this? This is simply unbelievable!

  7. Kelechi

    March 11, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    If it is to please their gods as they said, why in the church 4christ sake?they shld have gon 2the shrine of the their gods,why did some men of God chose 2conterminate the holy sanctuary with this kind of babaric weding? Nawahoo i no fit shawt self.

  8. Queen

    March 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    They are all ignorant of God’s word.

  9. Diamond

    March 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    whats d relationship btw ritual & church?

  10. candy

    March 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    oh hell no this is not common 2 any culture in south africa with a young boy marry old woman coz of rituals

  11. isutec

    March 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    why in the church? Does darckness and light move together, no

  12. Richard

    March 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Stupid culture.

  13. ugochi

    March 11, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Mother pikin

  14. Temple

    March 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    This boy nw,dat dey gave dis bondage,can he plan for his self?not to talk of family,people that is upto the age,is even winkin the marriage,then hw much more,this boy,wel let da will be done upon him

  15. PETER A.O

    March 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Nonse weddin,make them to lick soup

  16. Benny

    March 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    D government and d church are stupitd, they are stil in d dark.

  17. ATD

    March 12, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Show dem God dat u re Lord of all,let dem begin 2 c u,speak 2 d hrt of d baby boy nw nd use him 4 ur glory,save dem,hv mercy upon dem

  18. Larry Kelvin

    March 12, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    Oh My God this sound so stupid to imagine,i’m very astonished what a wicked culture and tradition.May God have mercy on them

  19. Larry Kelvin

    March 12, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    Wat a nonsense

  20. Amaka

    March 12, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Dis is demonic .ad why must dey accept to do dis evil in d church . May God help dat little boy

  21. RosMary

    March 12, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    ritual dnt exist becos Jesus has break those things

  22. malik

    March 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Its never a big deal. If it has to be done for the betterment of the people.

  23. Paullyboa

    March 12, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Dnt 4get that d world is getting 2 an end. This things r hapening so dat u shld b consious of rapture.

  24. Ckenzi

    March 12, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    See hw an innocent boy has been yoked in2 wat he cnt xplain.

  25. Karibo huskinson

    March 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    This is an eye opener to us that there wok to do in spreading the gospel,cos am vry sur dat,dat pastor is either a false prophet or an apostate.God wil help us.

  26. nana

    March 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    this is satanic whether ritual or not it is onlw GOD who can save this boy’s life

  27. Joseph Ovey Akawu

    March 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    That is ABSOLUTELY NONSENSE! What will happen will happen.

  28. Renah

    March 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Aah dat an abomination,hope it wl neva reach in Uganda.

  29. Joseph Ovey Akawu

    March 12, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    This is ABSOLUTELY NONSENSE! Is only God can save.

  30. samuel silas 'sanga'

    March 12, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    this is an embment, can dis young boy feed his wife? and those dis woman out of her senses. I think both de 2 couple are mental retaded. may God saved dis young boy from this old mama. pls de 2 couple need serious assistance from naithbored.

  31. Temetan joy

    March 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Hmmmmm things are really happening in dis world only God can save us oooo.

  32. Ogeblingz

    March 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    God hv mercy on S.Af.bec they ar far from U.Wat kind of belief is dat,ok y d socalled wedding in der socalled church?……

  33. umunnakwe martins

    March 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    gosh dis z realy iritatn god will punish dat pastor 4 nominatin and also helping 2 impliment dis disgusting and firtish tradition and culture

  34. derek amadi

    March 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    in appeasing the anccestors they have just incured the curse of God upon themselves, which is the worst that needs to be averted.

  35. abraham Bah

    March 14, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    this is complete stupidness

  36. vick.

    March 16, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    ignorant is bad! how can u use a bad thing to stop smething that is bad?……… south africans u can only use wht is good to corect or stop wht is bad, ignorant ignorant ignorant.

  37. oluwaseyi

    March 20, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Pls south africans stop dis nonsense,turn to God visit u wit fire.dis is end time

  38. Matthew Damilola

    March 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    These tins don’t surprise me it’s d end of d world


    March 29, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    are there no men of good will in that community? in south africa?

  40. Duke Akenzua.

    April 20, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Hello Ladies nd Gentle men pls can i say, or should it be dat d said boy spiritually is not 8yrs old or could it be dat he recarnated or putting d nature of an 8yrs old or presenting himself as an 8yrs old which in secret nd spiritual is not..bcos we are AFRICANS oh.nd a SOUTH AFRICA for dat matter.

  41. Dave

    November 27, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    What ancesstors? Are they not those who are as good as the sand of the earth – Ecclesiastes 9:5.All those who support this marriage will be just like them – Psalm 115 :4-8

  42. Terri Harris

    June 22, 2017 at 2:23 AM

    Obviously yall didnt read the first article about this theres more to it. And for yall to look down on a different culture way of life is sad. Your not over there you wasnt raised over there so obviously you wouldnt understand. It just like going from state to state in the US. Every state is different, every country is different.

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