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 NaijaGists.com 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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43 thoughts on “Ritual Wedding: 8-Year-old Boy Married Woman 61 To Make Ancestors Happy (Photos)

  1. 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.

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

  2. 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……

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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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